The Hess Collection Allomi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, California 

My Rating 89 Points.   

Price $31.
Time for my Friday’s Cabernet fix.

Very nice color of deep purple with a purplish rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, cherries, chocolates, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, mocha and pencil lead.

Medium bodied with medium acidity, nice legs and smooth.

Dry and fruity on the palate with sweet plums, blueberries, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, blackberries, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn and spices.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a nice Napa Cabernet, soft and smooth. Easy drinking and good for parties. A good sipping wine, and will also work well with food. Well balanced and approachable, with mild complexity, and a tangy finish that makes it interesting. I wish it would be a little bolder, though.

Needs an hour to open up. I had the 2011 vintage a while back, and this is way better.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Sirah, 7%
Malbec and 3% Petite Verdot. Aged in 25% new American Oak for 18 months.

14.8% alcohol by volume.


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