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The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ML
The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ML

The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ML

SKU: 390610-1
Sale price $69.00 Regular price $59.00
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The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ML

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Notes from the Winemaker

The name “Lion Tamer” has become a nickname for Malbec because they use it as the 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

91 Points/Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petite Sirah and 8% Malbec, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Lion Tamer is a little closed to begin, giving way to earthy scents of tilled black soil, charcoal, truffles and crushed rocks over a core of warm cassis, plum preserves, cigar box and camphor. Full-bodied and densely packed with juicy black fruits and earthy sparks, it has a lovely line of freshness and a firm level of grainy tannins to support, finishing long with a minty kick.

91 Points/Wine Enthusiast
With 11% Petite Sirah and 8% Malbec in the blend, this is no shy undertaking. Robust, fleshy dark fruit flavors are enveloped by a voluptuous texture. Currant and toasted oak form the core of the midpalate as a hint of cigar comes into play on the finish.