Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
(search item no. 7843)
Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark garnet red, with an aroma of blueberries, raspberries, cherries, and cassis. Second layer is nutmeg, leather, toast and vanilla beans. Flavor: Blackberries, plums, and allspice. Second layer is tobacco, cinnamon, oak, sage, and roasted meats. The mid-palate is full and layered with round tannins. Finish: Ripe fruits, lingering texture, toasty and silky 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."