Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder Vineyard 2002 wine review by (PB)

This wine is dark and rich in the glass with a cherry rim. Deep plum and black cherry flavors fill the swirl with a little anise in the nose. There is a wonderful cinnamon taste in the front and a blast of spice in the rear. Right out of the gate this wine is elegant and delightful with rich ripe fruit made in artisanal form, it is luscious and spectacular.

There is a huge cola aroma that emerges with a few minutes of air. This is the kind of wine you almost weep over when its gone. The Wine Spectator gave it 92 points. It is all that and perhaps more. Yes it was a bit pricey; I paid $40 in Boston and took it out to “billy’s” in Minneapolis. I highly recommend this wine–save your pennies and splurge–you deserve it; now raise a glass!

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