The Hess Collection

The Lion Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

8.95 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits with spice, herb and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, fig and blueberry with currants, cacao, pepper and tobacco notes. Fine grainy tannins, good structure, long finish, great mouthfeel, ending with cedar, fruit and tobacco spice notes. Wonderful! Very Nice. Needs cellaring.

Blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits with spice, herb and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, fig and blueberry with currants, cacao, pepper and tobacco notes. Fine grainy tannins, good structure, long finish, great mouthfeel, ending with cedar, fruit and tobacco spice notes. Wonderful! Very Nice. Needs cellaring.

Jun 18th, 2022
Henrik Poulsen

Napa Valley Vintners “Connect The Rocks” CS tasting 6/19/2018.

Napa Valley Vintners “Connect The Rocks” CS tasting 6/19/2018.

Jun 20th, 2018
Thomas

This wine pairs perfectly with a ribeye especially right after you just ate a nice juicy piece. It’s a bit in the dry side but it has a big berry flavor with some, I think, espresso flavor when it’s still a bit cool. That changes over to a chocolate flavor on your cheeks but also seemed to slip away after it warmed up further. The berry flavor lingers in your mouth along with the dry finish so that’s nicer than most dry wines. Overall it has a lot of depth and is pretty fun to taste. Since it was $150 and a dry wine, I tended to rate it a bit down since I’m not into dry wines and probably better wines for less. I rate it a A-/B+ because of the above.

This wine pairs perfectly with a ribeye especially right after you just ate a nice juicy piece. It’s a bit in the dry side but it has a big berry flavor with some, I think, espresso flavor when it’s still a bit cool. That changes over to a chocolate flavor on your cheeks but also seemed to slip away after it warmed up further. The berry flavor lingers in your mouth along with the dry finish so that’s nicer than most dry wines. Overall it has a lot of depth and is pretty fun to taste. Since it was $150 and a dry wine, I tended to rate it a bit down since I’m not into dry wines and probably better wines for less. I rate it a A-/B+ because of the above.

Apr 4th, 2021
Michael Callahan

Michael had this 4 years ago

Michael had this 4 years ago

Nov 27th, 2018