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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 115458)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of toffee and wild mountain blackberries fill the glass, while the rich mid-palate of boysenberry coulis parlays into a long, silky finish.

This signature Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our estate Veeder Hills Vineyard. The elevation of this vineyard ranges from 600-1,120 feet, and its steep slopes and sedimentary clay and shale soils restrict root growth, resulting in Mount Veeder's hallmark small berries with intense fruit flavors. True to its appellation, this wine possesses dark concentrated fruit flavors and robust tannins.

Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 8% Merlot

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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."