The Hess Collection Mount Veeder 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon wine review by Billy
Nose: Huge Jammy Blackberry and spice. Cola emerges. Oak and Cinnamon. Delightful. Big. Fun.
Palate: Silky to over-silky (think egg-white smooth) in the mouth. The wine is still balancing though. Another several years laying down will mature the acid/tannin/flavor relationship and make it more comfortable and refined.
Finish: soft, even.
Overall, I paid about $40 for this 2002 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. It has been laying down for about 18 - 24 months (I don't remember exactly when I bought it). But it is a fine finish to the wonderful Christmas vacation from which I and the family just returned.
The Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cab still pours young. It is a deeply inky purple-black and opaque.
Here is what NW had to say about the same wine back in 2007. And here is what PB had to say about it in 2006.