Hess Collection Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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Hess Collection Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

SKU 734


A touch more Malbec this vintage sets the stage for a classic mountain Cabernet led by aromas of wild mountain raspberry and Bing cherry. Malbec trends toward blue fruit, and nothing is quite so luscious as blueberries framed by hints of vanilla, cassis, creamy milk chocolate caramel and oak spice.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder
Brand Hess
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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Wine AdvocateAnother sensational effort and probably one of the best wines to emerge from Hess in the last 30 years is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Mt. Veeder, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Malbec. This is sensational wine with fabulous aromatics of white flowers, licorice, roasted coffee, blueberry and black raspberry liqueur, with pen ink and graphite making an appearance. It is a full-bodied, rich and a compelling effort from Hess. The good news is there are nearly 10,700 cases of it.

Robert Parker, December 30, 2016
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Wine SpectatorDry, tannic and backward, this intense, unyielding effort features graphite-shaded oak, showing more woody charcoal notes than fruit purity. Very dense and taut at this stage. Best from 2020 through 2030.

James Laube, 2016