Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
This brawny, old-school wine offers potent aromas of tobacco, black olives and wood smoke followed by black-cherry and black-currant flavors that are nicely concentrated. Fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity give it great structure for drinking through at least 2025.
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HESS SELECT WINES
Crafted by our winemakers best known for artistry with mountain vineyards in the Napa Valley, Hess Select wines are sourced from grower families throughout California who share the guiding principle that our founder Donald Hess instilled in our family business “nurture the land and return what you take.” We strive to make the very best wines that elevate the everyday and honor our family legacy.
“Our Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon truly finds itself at home on any occasion.
This wine is so versatile, I drink it year round—among friends at a summer backyard barbeque or with family in front of a crackling fireplace. On the nose, this Cabernet Sauvignon presents vivid aromas of red cherry and blackberry accented by notes of warm cedar. I love the big, rich entry on this wine, as mouthfilling tannins deliver complex layers of black fruit, notably blackberry and black plum, with hints of roasted vanilla and mocha on the soft, round finish.”
Vintage 2018 could not have been more ideal for our winemakers. Budbreak began on schedule at the end of February, and spring brought moderate temperatures that progressed into a warm summer without any disruptive heat spikes. Steady, consistent growing conditions provided the perfect environment for the fruit to mature and develop. Our grapes promised elegant flavors of the highest quality with structural beauty from balanced tannin, sugar and acid levels. Harvest began in mid-September for the white varieties, and we continued picking our red varieties long into the first weeks of November. With such lengthy hang time, the fruit matured consistently and was picked when it was at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in bottle.