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2015 Hess Collection Estate Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

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March 3, 2024 - $55

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RATINGS

94+ The Wine Advocate

...gives up bold crème de cassis, black berry pie and blueberry compote scents with hints of Chinese five spice, potpourri and underbrush plus a waft of new leather. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and opulent in the mouth, the layers of black fruit preserves and exotic spices are nicely structured by velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long.

93Wine Enthusiast

A thread of acidity brightens the dense, integrated tannins on the midpalate, while flavors of oak and blueberry cobbler lead into intense notes of black pepper and clove on the finish.

92Wine Spectator

This is solid, with a big core of currant, fig and boysenberry paste flavors that are powerfully rendered, framed by a roasted apple wood note and backed by a thread of licorice snap at the very end.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Mount Veeder

Mount Veeder AVA was established in 1993, though its origins as a wine producing district date to the 19th century. A German Presbyterian pastor named Peter Veeder was one of the first landowners in the area, and by 1864 one of his neighbors, a German sea captain named Stelham Wing, was producing wine commercially. The area continued to attract German agricultural entrepreneurs, some of whom established the estate that would later become the Christian Brothers Mont La Salle winery. Today the AVA includes about 1,000 acres of vineyards, most of them at relatively high altitudes. The Mayacamas vineyard, for instance, is at 2,400 feet. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.