Hess 19 Block Cuvee Mt Veeder 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

$38.99
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Item No. 94252
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 9% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

The aroma first expresses sage and black licorice combined with cherry and milk chocolate, followed by complex notes of cedar and pepper. The palate is concentrated and shows some of its mountain Cabernet backbone with generous tannins. Cherry flavors resonate through the mid palate leading to a firm finish.

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(9/28/2010)
Most people don't associate Hess with expensive, first rate wines, but this is one of the better young California's I have had. It has beautiful dark fruit at the onset, but is by no means a "fruit bomb". It then unveils some terrific yet subtle tannins and has a long finish. That is the extent of my memory of it but I truly enjoyed this wine. I did not decant it, but it developed in the glass so maybe decanting for 15 minutes would start you off on the right foot. Enjoy!
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The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978 and began making wine under The Hess Collection label in 1983. In 1986, he began renovation of the historic winery, originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier. The winery opened to the public in 1989. The Hess Collection has vineyards on Mount...

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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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