Friday, April 8, 2011
2008 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend – 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Syrah
Alcohol – 13.5%
Appellation - 47% Mendocino County, 37% Lake County, 16% Napa County
pH - 3.86
TA - 0.55g / 100ml
SRP - $17, I think I found mine for $12
The Hess website claims they seek out the best regions for growing fruit-forward wines true to their varietal character. Wondering if my palate and taste buds were way off or if it was the bottle, I just gave it another try. I must admit while the tannins are a bit overwhelming I do detect more of the plum and dark fruit flavors of the Cabernet. The finish is dry but there is something that is slightly off in the finish. After the third sip, I start to detect more plum and less off taste in the finish.
Maybe we’ll give this one another whirl tonight. I do hate to throw wine down the drain after all.
So there you have it, that’s all I have for now but I should be a little less on the crazy busy side starting in May. I’ll continue posting, I just can’t promise it will be twice a week or even what day it will be.
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