Hess Collection 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon The Lion Mnt Veeder Napa Valley Estate
The Hess Collection 2016 Cabernet Lion Cabernet Sauvignon consistently presents an eloquent expression of Mount Veeder fruit with an exceptional refinement in both flavor and texture.
Once again this vintage proves to be outstanding, as the rich, delicious entry of blackberry and boysenberry announce an elegantly structured wine.
On the palate, concentrated layers of supple blueberry and plum marry with elements of dark chocolate and espresso.
This Hess Collection 2016 Cabernet wine is supported by mouth-filling tannins and balanced by a gorgeous acidity. The oak influence is gracefully integrated and marked by subtle sweet vanilla notes on the long, satisfying finish.
The estate-grown Hess Collection 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon The Lion was made with the consultancy of Celia Welch and is made up of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot.
Very deep purple-black colored, it rolls effortlessly out of the glass with notions of warm cassis, preserved plums, blueberry pie and chocolate-covered cherries with touches of dried mint, violets, tilled soil, cinnamon stick and smoked meats.
Full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid frame of very firm, very ripe grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the expressive black fruit and earthy layers, finishing with fantastic length and depth. Very classy! This should age incredibly.
Full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid frame of very firm, very ripe grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the expressive black fruit and earthy layers, finishing with fantastic length and depth. Very classy!
Features a deep well of açaí berry, blueberry and blackberry reduction flavors holding sway over briar, black tea, melted black licorice and apple wood notes. All the elements meld easily as this sails effortlessly through the length finish, no small feat for a wine of this depth and power.