Blend: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 6% Syrah and 1% Cabernet Franc
The wines of Hess Mount Veeder reflect Donald Hess' vision of mountain wines with
winemaking and grape growing working hand in hand to extract the best expressions
of mountain fruit. These wines display balance and elegance with ample strength and
structure to age. Mount Veeder is the coolest, southernmost mountain district in Napa
and has both a volcanic and geologically unique soil that only occurs in this mountain
AVA. The unique attributes of the soils, exposures and altitude create wines that reveal
the mountain's distinct personality.
The 2004 Mount Veeder Cuvée has complex aromas of cassis, cedar, and mint. Black
cherry on the palate is expressive of our mountain fruit, while finished tannins provide
an underlying structure which will continue to evolve with proper cellaring. This wine
complements an adventurous range of culinary tastes.
Ineffably luscious and cool, this wine has mountain-grown fruit intensity without feeling pushed to extremes of ripeness or extract. It's gentle and delicious, offering earthy spice and a hint of anise to heighten the saturation of fruit."
-Wines & Spirits