6 Bottles The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ML
6 Bottles of The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ML
Notes from the Winemaker
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.
Reviews and Accolades
92 Points/Wine Spectator
Lush and fleshy, with cassis, boysenberry and blackberry preserve notes guided by hints of alder and mesquite. Stays open but defined through the finish, with a buried hint of sweet tobacco. Drink now through 2027.
91 Points/Wine Ethusiast
With 10% Petite Sirah and 7% Malbec, this Cabernet Sauvignon is effusively bright in dense layers of fruit. A moderate grip of tannin helps to give it additional power and length around a juicy midpalate of blueberry and vanilla.
90 Points/James Suckling
Concentrated nose of blackberry and blackcurrant jam, cocoa, cloves and vanilla. It’s full-bodied with firm, succulent tannins. Rich, generous layers of jammy fruit, sweet tobacco and spices. A little confected. Try from 2022.