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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
(search item no. 86548)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $42.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"...outstanding Napa Cab..."
-Wine Enthusiast

The aroma is concentrated and starts out with ripe fruit expressions of cassis and black cherry. Classic varietal characters of earth, cedar, and spice bring complexity. In the mouth, the wine reveals additional flavors of blackberry and dark chocolate richly framed with ripe mountain tannins. The structure of this wine suggests improvement over the next ten to fifteen years.

The aroma is concentrated and starts out with ripe fruit expressions of cassis and black cherry. Classic varietal characters of earth, cedar, and spice bring complexity. In the mouth, the wine reveals additional flavors of blackberry and dark chocolate richly framed with ripe mountain tannins. The structure of this wine suggests improvement over the next ten to fifteen years.

Appellation: Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

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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."