Big, fragrant nose of wild berries
Creamy palate with white chocolate notes
Good finish, with moderate tannins and layers of vanilla and oak
I was at the Hess winery a few years ago, but I don't specifically remember their Mt. Veeder Cab. I must have missed something because this wine is really good. It has the dark and rich features of Cabernet grapes grown on a mountainside vineyard.
Some bottle aging may benefit this wine and help round out the finish and relax the tannins. Although, it tastes pretty good as a young wine. The pairing was a big New York strip steak and assorted sides, which worked quite well. The restaurant price was $68, which I thought was very well priced. I've seen this wine in stores for $35-40. Raise a glass!