The Allomi Vineyard is relatively young, and it has one thing that Cabernet Sauvignon surely loves: some heat, and a long, lingering growing season that allows fruit to ripen slowly on the vine, gaining complexity and layers of flavor. There’s a hint of floral aromas on the nose, with vanilla, oak spice and even a touch of pepper.
Full bodied red fruit flavors typical for Cabernet are joined by notes of currant and blackberry with moderate, well-integrated tannins with wonderful balance and a soft, round, almost lush mouthfeel. Distinctive accents from American oak complete the profile, surely one of Napa’s great treasures from Pope Valley.
Big & Bold
Tasted this new vintage(2012) last night, and it is probably the best Hess Allomi I have tasted in years! For the price this wine absolutely over-delivers! It is bold with the classic Napa flavors of Black Cherry, Raspberry with extremely balanced oak backbone.