Hess Collection 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Allomi Vyd., Napa Valley
The Allomi vineyard lies in the gently rolling hills of northeastern Napa Valley, where the combination of a typically long, warm growing season and well-drained soils create optimal ripening conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon. Sustainably farmed, in each vintage, winemakers evaluate the grapes and select only the finest components for this cuvée. In the outstanding 2013 vintage the blend is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petite Sirah and 3% Petit Verdot aged 18 months in American oak (25% new). The wine offers distinct notes of vanilla and oak spice with red fruit flavors set off by flavors of currant and blackberry with integrated tannins and a round, plush mouthfeel. Last vintage scored 94 points from Beverage Dynamics. An amazing value for a single vineyard Napa Valley Cab, grab it while it lasts.