The Hess Collection "Allomi Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
(Napa Valley, California) - [JS 92] [WS 90] [WE 90]
Regular price $36.00 Sale price $28.99 Save $7.01
About the Winery:
Though just 30 miles long and a few miles wide, Napa Valley is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to wine grape growing. It is considered one of the premier wine regions in the world. The Hess Collection wines are family owned, sustainably farmed and dedicated to reflecting a true sense of place. Our wines are recognizable for their elegant, rich and complex flavors and a tradition of excellence.
Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon offers distinct notes of vanilla and oak spice with red fruit flavors set off by flavors of currant and blackberry with integrated tannins and a round, plush mouthfeel.
Earthy flavors enhance the fruit flavors in this wine, especially with foods such as herb roasted chicken, grilled pork, caramelized onions, eggplant, sautéed greens, roasted potatoes or vegetables and aged Jack and Gouda cheese.
Technical InformationVintage Notes:
Budbreak began on schedule at the end of February, and Spring brought moderate temperatures that progressed into a warm Summer without any disruptive heat spikes. Steady, consistent growing conditions provided the perfect environment for the fruit to mature and develop. As the moderate, even temperatures continued into the Fall, harvest started slightly later than normal, and in some areas, extended long into the first week of November. With such lengthy hang time, the fruit matured consistently and was picked when it was at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in bottle.
BLEND: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petite Sirah, 5% Malbec, 2% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
TA: 0.58 gms/100ml
COOPERAGE: 27% New American oak for 18 months
HARVESTED: Oct 8 - Nov 2, 2018
Ratings & Reviews
92 Points - James Suckling:
"A fruity cabernet with currant, black-cherry and berry aromas and flavors. Medium-to full-bodied with soft tannins and a juicy finish. Yummy now. Drink or hold." (12/11/2020)
90 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A polished, direct style, with warmed plum and blackberry fruit laced with cocoa and tobacco notes. A rounded edge on the finish makes this accessible now, but there’s enough for brief cellaring. Drink now through 2025." — JM (Jun 30, 2021)
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Blended with small amounts of Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec, this likable pour offers perfumed red fruit and bright acidity within a full-bodied, integrated core of smooth texture. A background of herbal notes complements the dense black cherry and blackberry core." -Virginie Boone (5/1/2021)