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1990 Hess Collection Estate Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific


90Robert M. Parker Jr.

...aromatic nose of cassis fruit, vanillin, and a touch of licorice, outstanding concentration, a rich, velvety-textured palate, and a chewy, supple, long finish. Accessible and more flattering to drink than the 1990 Reserve,...

90Wine Spectator

Firm and compact, with a tight band of currant, plum, spice and oak flavors that need short-term cellaring to soften and evolve. While the fruit is chunky, the style is elegant and it's our guess that time will be kind to this wine.


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.


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.