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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 110830)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1997 vintage of this wine was ranked #3 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1995

Complex and alluring flavors of wild mountain blackberry, black cherry, currant and sweet molasses, accented by underlying flavors of graphite and cedar box. Hints of vanilla and toast are imparted by the new French oak barrels. The addition of Mount Veeder Malbec - with its distinguishing characteristics of dark chocolate and boysenberry - adds a heightened intensity to the fruit and lends texture to this wine, while softening and balancing the tannins for a long elegant finish.

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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."