Hess Collection 19 Block Cuvée 2009, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

Red Blend Red Blend
California, Usa

$47.95 (18879)

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February 15, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A wine of considerable depth and structure, with the typically dense concentration of fruit grown in Napa's hillside...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The Hess Collection's Cabernet Sauvignon escorted Meritage dandy is forthright and reeking in pretty perfume. Chock...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Very dense - in fact, unyielding at this point. Built to age so don't expect too much at this stage in its evolution....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This swarthy cabernet has a fairly intense, ripe, soft and earthy nose with chocolate, dried herbs, lead pencil and...

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Community Reviews (3)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

The Hess 19 block from Mt Veeder vineyards is my favourite under $50 California wine. Every vintage of this stuff is bang on. Flavourful with structure, grippy tannins and balanced acidity. I'd say it's the best wine Hess makes.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 9% Syrah, 7% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot. Gorgeous aromas of black and red currants, cassis and cedar waft from the glass. It's full-bodied with very good, balanced acidity. Flavours mimic aroma profile plus some herbal and spice notes. Tannins nicely integrated and a long, somewhat spicy finish. Tasted Oct/2013.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Description: Deep ruby with a medium+ intense nose.

This is an investment wine, meaning it should blossom in 5-7 years

Positives: This complex wine features cedar, cherry, plum, blackberry, blackcurrants, sage, pencil lead, turmeric, cassis, mocha, leather & spinach. Medium+ body with green tannins, good acidity & a long length.

Negatives: There’s some heat from the 14.2% alcohol

Interesting Point: Decant for an hour. This wine is worth the $10 extra over Hess’s Allomi (reviewed earlier)

Drink now or in the next 12 years on its own or pair it with Kansas City Strip steak.

Tasted: 6 May 2014

Score: 9+/10, Value: 8.5+/10, Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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