Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder|
This complex and well-balanced wine seamlessly blends black fruits, oak spices and a beefy accent on a full body backed by moderate tannins. It feels velvety, almost silky, but has the structure to improve with age. Best from 2025
A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2019 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder Estate Grown is gently herbal and cedary up front, with deep layers of blueberry, cassis and loam backing up those initial impressions. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it finishes long, with dusty tannins and a savory touch of black olive.
Shows a toasty overlay, with singed vanilla coating a core of blackberry, black cherry and boysenberry paste flavors. A tug of loam and a cedary frame emerge on the finish. Offers more oomph than purity, with the toasty edge asserting itself through the finish. Best from 2023 through 2034. 6,300 cases made.