Over the next few days we're going to have a good number of new lines in the shop. To begin our introductions we have this beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon from Donald Hess...
Donald Hess, Swiss by birth, bought his first vineyard in Mount Veeder in the Napa Valley in 1978. He recognised the potential of the deep volcanic rocky soils to produce small and concentrated berries that yield structured powerful wines. His dedication to quality meant that the first wines were not released until 1987. Today, the Hess Collection Vineyards comprise more than 419 hectares of vineyards in California, with 285 hectares in the Napa Valley.
From the beginning, Hess was dedicated to sustainable farming, their motto being "Nurture the land and return what you take." As a result they have achieved various certifications because their sensitivity towards the environment touches every aspect of production, from vineyard to packaging.
Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast 2014 @ £19.95 - Buy it here!
The wine showcases a deep ruby colour with aromas of raspberries and black cherries. On the palate, there are spicy notes of blackcurrants, anise, cloves, cedar, mocha and some roasted vanilla from oak ageing. The wine shows ideal varietal character, with a medium body, mouth-coating tannins, perfectly balanced acidity and hints of cherry and cola spice on the finish.
Come and try this new stonker. There isn't much so don't miss your chance!