The Hess Collection Mount Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
It's no secret that I LOVE a good cab and The Hess Collection has quite a few. The Mount Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet has proven to be a consistently delicious one for me. I've tried both the 2011 and the 2012 so far and am impressed by both.
Stopped by The Hess Collection to see some art and buy some wine. Every time I go with the intention of buying a cheaper wine there, they "taste" me into a more expensive bottle or two with their super friendly personalities and their professional ways. I am a total pushover for a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon and they have a few. #winelover #wine #wineadvicebyshawn #cabernet #redwine #napalife #napavalley #dayoff #thehesscollection #napa #shawndrinkswine #wineblogger #itsaroughlife #dayoff #tastingroom
|Tasting and making notes on the 2011|
Both smelled of ripe plum and berries with chocolate and a bit of cedar with a toasted caramel or toasted marshmallow sweetness. Any differences? Yes. The 2011 had a hint of nutty tobacco smell while the 2012 had a light fragrance of leather with a faint hint of alcohol detectable on the nose.