Hess Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Wine EnthusiastThis full and smoothly soft wine blended with 10% Petite Sirah, 7% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot is aged in American oak, a quarter of it new. It pleases in bright red currant, cassis and wisps of blackberry, both approachable and sophisticated. Velvety black licorice meets smoky campfire on the finish.
Wine AdvocateRed wines are also highlighted by the fabulous value in Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Allomi, is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petite Sirah, Malbec and Petit Verdot. It sells for a song and is a major sleeper of the vintage! This wine also sees 25% new American oak and spends 18 months in wood cooperage before it is released. The wine shows plenty of red and black fruits, earthiness and a lushness that is unusual for a Pope Valley Cabernet. It avoids the rustic tannins that area can sometimes turn out. This is a major winner and a delicious, fruit-forward, medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that should drink well for 5-10 years, if not longer. And, the good news continues - there are 64,000 cases of it.
Wine SpectatorClean and balanced, with spicy, cedary wood and dried dark berry, sage and underbrush flavors, accented by a light touch of oak. Ends clean and easy. Drink now. 67,000 cases made.