Hess The Lion Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder|
The top of the producer's pecking order, this estate-grown red employs 17% Malbec, a house specialty, which adds richness and grip to the structure. Leathery tannins, clove and black pepper ride along layers of red cherry and cassis, finishing fully integrated and powerful in weight.
A taut, powerful expression of rich, extracted Cabernet, with dense dark berry and loamy, gravelly earth flavors and cedary oak. Too young now, and may wrestle with tannins throughout its life. Best from 2020 through 2032. 1,023 cases made.