Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 106893)

PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is dark fruit driven and begins with aromas of boysenberries, black cherries, vanilla and sage. Ripe flavors of blackberry mix with hints of cedar and graphite, and a slight note of toasty oak. A rich mouth feel gives way to smooth tannins, leading to a lingering finish. Accessible now, this wine should continue to age gracefully for 8 to 10 years.

Earthy flavors enhance the fruit flavors in this wine, especially with foods such as herb roasted chicken, grilled pork, caramelized onions, eggplant, sautéed greens, roasted potatoes or vegetables and aged jack and Gouda cheese.

My Notes:

Additional wines from The Hess Collection:

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."