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The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Red 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Napa Valley
subappellation
Mount Veeder
WE
91
JD
90
Additional vintages
2018 2016
WE
91
Rated 91 by Wine Enthusiast
This blend of Malbec, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Carignan is a satisfyingly rich, round and silky.The full-bodied, supple palate boasts flavors of black cherry, currant and blueberry alongside hints of game and tobacco. ... More details
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The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Red 2018 750ml

SKU 853935
Rapid Ship
Sale
$35.99
$33.83
/750ml bottle
Quantity
* There are 6 bottles available for Rapid Shipment or in-store or curbside pick up in our location in Ballston Lake NY. Additional bottles of this product are available for online ordering and can be picked up or shipped from our location within 4-6 business days. ?
Professional Ratings
WE
91
JD
90
WE
91
Rated 91 by Wine Enthusiast
This blend of Malbec, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Carignan is a satisfyingly rich, round and silky.The full-bodied, supple palate boasts flavors of black cherry, currant and blueberry alongside hints of game and tobacco.
JD
90
Rated 90 by Jeb Dunnuck
A blend of 55% Malbec and the rest close to equal parts Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Merlot, the 2014 Lon Tamer offers a more savory, medium-bodied profile as well as solid notes of blueberries, damp earth, spring flowers, and a marine-like salty, exotic quality. It has good purity, a juicy, lively style, and a clean finish, all making it ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years.
Winery
We add a touch of Malbec to the blend to develop softness in the tannins, making this a smooth and seamless wine. These mouthwatering tannins surround the palate, framing complex elements of black plum and blackcurrant with subtle notes of cocoa. In crafting this wine, our goal is to achieve perfect balance, with the layered fruit notes concentrated in the mid-palate and enveloped by well-integrated toasted oak on the lengthy, elegant finish.” – Stephanie Pope, Winemaker
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Napa Valley
subappellation
Mount Veeder
Additional vintages
2018 2016
Overview
Rated 91 - This blend of Malbec, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Carignan is a satisfyingly rich, round and silky.The full-bodied, supple palate boasts flavors of black cherry, currant and blueberry alongside hints of game and tobacco.
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Region: California

California has long been the New World's most important and prodigious wine producing regions, with a history which stretches back to the 18th century and the Spanish pioneers who settled here. Today, California produces vast quantities of wine, and if it were a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine on earth. Despite experiencing many problems in the mid 20th century, including a very serious blight which almost crippled the state's wine industry, the ideal terroir and excellent climate ensured that Californian wines soon became the envy of the New World once again. California produces a vast range of wines, and utilizes a long list of fine grape varietals, with many wineries and their produce more closely resembling those of France and other Old World countries in regards to character, practices and flavors
fields

Country: United States

For three hundred years now, the United States has been leading the New World in wine production, both in regards to quantity and quality. Wine is actually produced in all fifty states across the country, with California leading the way by an enormous margin. Indeed, as much as eighty-nine percent of all wines to come out of the United States are produced in California, where the fertile soils and sloping mountain sides, coupled with the long, hot summers provide ideal conditions for producing high quality, European style red, white and rosé wines. With over a million acres of the country under vine, the United States sits comfortably as the fourth largest wine producer in the world, where imported grape varietals from all over the Old World are processed using a successful blend of traditional and contemporary techniques.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Napa Valley

There are few places on earth quite as ideal for viticulture and wine production as California's Napa Valley, a place which is now considered something of a spiritual home for the American wine industry. For generations now, Napa Valley has consistently produced the finest wines to come out of the United States, and has used its ideal climate and terroir to coax the very finest flavors and aromas from a wide range of grape varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel, amongst many others. Shielded from the oceanic climate by mountain ranges, the Napa Valley provides plenty of sunshine, heat and little rainfall in which grapes can grow and ripen fully, and express plenty of their superb terroir, much to the delight of New World wine drinkers across the globe.
Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews
Would you buy this product again?: Yes
Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes
What did you pair the product with?: Hard/Sharp Cheeses
02/19/22
15:45 PM
a fantastic full-bodied wine, briar fruits, lovely acidity

Would you buy this product again?: Yes
Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes
02/20/22
20:17 PM
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Appellation: Napa Valley

There are few places on earth quite as ideal for viticulture and wine production as California's Napa Valley, a place which is now considered something of a spiritual home for the American wine industry. For generations now, Napa Valley has consistently produced the finest wines to come out of the United States, and has used its ideal climate and terroir to coax the very finest flavors and aromas from a wide range of grape varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel, amongst many others. Shielded from the oceanic climate by mountain ranges, the Napa Valley provides plenty of sunshine, heat and little rainfall in which grapes can grow and ripen fully, and express plenty of their superb terroir, much to the delight of New World wine drinkers across the globe.