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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Hess 19 Block Cuvee Mt Veeder 2010
Hess 19 Block Cuvee Mt Veeder 2010
(search item no. 128817)
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Red fruits dominate the welcoming aromas, with noticeable black currant, cloves and cinnamon balanced with hints of vanilla toast. In the glass, a soft entry leads to red berries and a round mid-palate. It finishes with soft, approachable tannins and mountain-picked raspberries. A bit of pleasant vanilla from the oak sits in the background. A wine to enjoy upon release, or with a bit of aging as it gains complexity.

Blend: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec, 11% Syrah, 6% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot

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About The Hess Collection:

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 Veeder, along with their Napa Valley estate vineyards - Su'skol and Allomi in Napa Valley, and Shirtail Creek Vineyard in Monterey. Each of these vineyards is sustainably farmed in accordance with Donald's philosophy: "Nurture the land, return what you take."