Hess Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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|Region||California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder|
This wine delivers the complexity, beauty and structure we have come to expect from our mountain fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon lives at the heart of the wine with its presence revealed through aromas of wild mountain raspberry and cocoa. Elegant notes of violets signal the presence of Malbec, which we integrate to develop a softness on the palate. The 2018 vintage is perfectly structured and led by black fruits, with mouth-filling layers of cassis framed by vanilla notes. The nearly two-year wait in the most premium barrels once again delivers a well-rounded wine as elements of oak spice and creamy milk chocolate linger on the lengthy, pleasing finish.
Lush and deeply fruity, with crushed plum, mulled blackberry and açaí berry compote flavors that meld nicely together, while melted black licorice, black tea and mulling spice notes add range and detail. Features a lushness that makes this approachable now, but shows a strong underlying iron spine that will let this evolve with cellaring. Best from 2023 through 2036. 4,464 cases made.