Hess Napa Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
The 1997 season had an early and dry spring, followed by a warm summer that resulted in both excellent quality wines and generous yields. The 1997 vintage has become one of the best of the decade. The first aromas are blackberries and fresh mint, with nuances of leather, cedar, dry forest and cola. The flavors are ripe berries, licorice, mocha, dried cherries, truffles and oak. This wine is a complex package with full texture and approachability, but with ageable tannins. This wine will go well with lamb, beef, game and pasta dishes.
The Hess Collection Winery
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." View all The Hess Collection WinesIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
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Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.