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2017 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon "Allomi"

Hess Collection 2017 Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Hess Collection

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Allomi"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petite Sirah, 3% Petite Verdot, 2% Malbec & 2% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 78,000

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: May 11, 2020

Wine Review: This plush Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep garnet color. It has a dark bouquet featuring black cherry, dark berry, saddle leather, vanilla and cinnamon. It has a medium-plus body and medium acidity on the palate, and was dry, balanced and showed nice fruit. There are flavors of black cherry, cassis and earthiness; also some toasted oak, vanilla and black pepper were detected. There are pleasant dusty tannins in the long and fruity finish. I would pair the Cab with steak tips. – Mark

Winemaker Notes: On the nose, this wine delivers delicious aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and elegant expressions of lavender alongside a touch of vanilla. Allomi Cabernet is concentrated upon entry with dense, but well-integrated tannins that provide a round, plush mouthfeel. Layers of juicy black fruit, notably black plum and black cherry, lead to elements of bittersweet chocolate supported by a subtle oak spice that adds to the personality of the wine.

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