Hedges Red Mountain Estate 2014
Brilliant red garnet color. Bright blackberry/cassis, leather, fresh earth and cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and dried herbs. A tantalizing blend of intense fruit, spice and savory herbs. Lively with a serious mid-palate. Flavors of blackberry, earth and cocoa with a touch of sweet vanilla on the finish, which balances perfectly with the noticeable, yet disciplined tannins.
Wine AdvocateLead pencil shavings, graphite, black currant, dried earth and leather notes all emerge from the 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and it's medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless, with nicely integrated acidity and fine tannin. It's another terrific wine from this estate that readers need to take note of.
Wine EnthusiastAromas of maraschino cherry, medicine cabinet, Band-Aid and leather on this 100% varietal wine are followed by slightly dried-out-seeming fruit flavors. Smoke flavors persist on the finish, but the wine presents a sense of elegance.