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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Hess California Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Hess California Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 91405)

PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot 5% Syrah, 4% Petite Sirah, 4% Petit Verdot

The 2005 displays a dark color, inviting your first sip. Black cherry, chocolate and caramel aromas come first with subtle spice and barrel toast as secondary themes. The palate reinforces cherry and currant and carries ample weight on the midpalate. The tannins are present but ripe and round, and they lead to a persistent finish.

The tannins are smooth and soft, making this wine perfect to have with full-flavored meats such as slow roasted pork. Grilling meats such as steaks, chops, and lamb loin complement this Cabernet's toasty component.

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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."