Hess "Select" Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (North Coast, California)

Hess "Select" Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
(North Coast, California)

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Notes from the Winemaker:
“Our Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon truly finds itself at home on any occasion. This wine is so versatile, I drink it year round—among friends at a summer backyard barbecue or with family in front of a crackling fireplace. On the nose, this Cabernet Sauvignon presents vivid aromas of red cherry and blackberry accented by notes of warm cedar. I love the big, rich entry on this wine, as mouth filling tannins deliver complex layers of black fruit, notably blackberry and black plum, with hints of roasted vanilla and mocha on the soft, round finish.”

Vintage 2017 began with restorative rains that replenished soils, helped support vine growth and fortified our vineyards through the Spring. Harvest began normally with yields looking promising, but a late-August heat wave that continued into September caused harvest to pick up at a rapid pace. October was marked by wildfires in the North Coast, and while the fires devastated many homes and properties, our fruit was unaffected and our winery made it safely through this tumultuous time. Overall, most saw an abundant harvest with above normal yields that gave our winemakers quality fruit and the opportunity to develop wines with depth and character.

BLEND: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Sirah, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 1% Syrah

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points & Editors’ Choice - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2015 Vintage):
"This plushly textured and luxuriously ripe wine has soothing baking spice aromas, soft plum and blackberry syrup flavors and a medium body. Moderate tannins boosted by 11% Petite Sirah are well integrated and make for a velvety mouthfeel." - Jim Gordon (12/31/2017)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate(2015 Vintage):
"Blended of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller portions of Petite Sirah, Malbec, Syrah, Merlot and Zinfandel, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color and is scented of warm black plums, blackberry preserves and sautéed herbs with hints of pepper and bouquet garni. Medium-bodied with a pleasant chewiness in the mouth, it has earthy, relatively restrained flavors and an herbal lift on the finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (31st Oct 2017)