2017 Hess Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon
In crafting this wine, the goal is to achieve perfect balance between hedonism and elegance. They add a touch of Malbec to the blend to develop a softness in the tannins, making this a smooth and seamless wine. These supple tannins surround the palate, framing layers of juicy black cherry, dark plum and hints of rich mocha, with well-integrated vanilla and oak notes delivering a lengthy, elegant finish.
NAME2017 Hess Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon
VARIETALCabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
REGIONNapa Valley, California
ABOUT THE WINERY
A pioneer by nature, Donald Hess was determined to defy convention and pursue winemaking at elevation. In 1978, he established The Hess Collection Winery on the site of one of the region’s oldest wineries on Mount Veeder. Although few in Napa Valley were cultivating vines at elevation, Donald Hess believed the volcanic slopes of Mount Veeder provided the ideal combination of soils and microclimates to yield elegant wines with rich, complex flavors.
Today, the next generation of The Hess family continues Donald’s legacy at its original home on Mount Veeder, above the Napa Valley. The winery and vineyards are founded in extremes and thrive on the rugged terrain from which the Hess Collection winemaking team crafts exceptional luxury wines lauded by the critics.