Hess Collection Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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.
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.