Sunday, January 06, 2008

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.

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