The 2007 19 Block Cuvée is Cabernet Sauvignon-based layered with Malbec, Merlot
and Syrah to produce a wine with pronounced fruit characteristics. It has aromas of
plum and black currant intermingled with caramel and molasses. The silky entry
melts into an ultra-rich core of dark fruit. A supple finish is testament to this wine's
Blend: 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 4% Syrah, 4% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
"Grown at Veeder Summit, Hess's highest-altitude vineyard ranging from 1,300 to 2000 feet, this is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (74%) with Malbec, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The volcanic soils and conifer forest that fed those soils over the ages show their influence in the cool, woodsy tone of the wine. It tastes of dark red cherries under crushed stone, the texture sleek and rich, the tannins musky. That wild, almost feral character in the tannin adds complexity, which should continue to develop as the wine’s tense structure mellows with age."
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