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Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignontext
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15¾/20

Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

North Coast Region, California, United StatesAs you might expect, this Cali cab is ripe and rich and full bodied, though here there is some interest ingrained via the blend being flushed out with 10 percent petite sirah, 6 percent malbec and 3 percent merlot. A full oak treatment (French and American oak for 15 months) has given the rich black fruit the heavy cloak of vanilla, black forest cherry, mocha and peppercorn spicing right up through the heated finish. There is a powdery cocoa texture to the tannins, that would be best mitigated with ribs. Lacks finesse, but certainly carries impact.Tasted: 21 November 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 24.50 BCLS Producer: The Hess Collection WineryDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 335794UPC: 717888510025