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6 Bottles The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Napa Valley Red Blend 2018 750ML
The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Napa Valley Red Blend 2018 750ML
The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Napa Valley Red Blend 2018 750ML

6 Bottles The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Napa Valley Red Blend 2018 750ML

SKU: 293468-6
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Lion Tamer Napa Valley Red Blend 2018 750ML

Other Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

Notes from the Winemaker

Hess has long been known for their big, bold, mountain Cabernets and a little Malbec finds its way into many of their blends. The name Lion Tamer has become a nickname for Malbec because they use it as their tannin tamer. Much like a Lion Tamer who uses a deft hand to soothe powerful, instinctive animals, Winemaker Dave Guffy uses Malbec to soothe powerful tannins. This red blend brings all the roar of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, and when blended with Malbec, produces a big, lush wine that finishes with smooth and tamed round tannins.

Reviews and Ratings

92 Points/ Wine Spectator
Dense huckleberry and blackberry pie notes are rich and succulent on a dense, velvety frame, with details of dark chocolate, chai tea, sarsaparilla and fresh sage linger on the long, expressive finish. Malbec, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Carignan. Drink now through 2034.

91 Points/Wine Enthusiast
This blend of Malbec, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Carignan is a satisfyingly rich, round and silky. The full-bodied, supple palate boasts flavors of black cherry, currant and blueberry alongside hints of game and tobacco.