Hess Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Hess Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

SKU 112174


When much of Napa sees the summer fog, our Allomi Vineyard is often on the flip side, enjoying a bit of heat, which is just the thing for Cabernet Sauvignon. Pope Valley is less well known than some notable Napa locations but the combi- nation of steady heat and well-drained clay loam soils allows fruit to ripen evenly, gaining welcomed complexity and layers of flavors. Full bodied, with classic Cabernet red fruit flavors set off by aromas and flavors of currant and blackberry, our Allomi Cab is noted for moderate, well-integrated tannins showing a round, plush mouthfeel. Distinct notes of vanilla and oak spice from aging in American oak add to the personality of the wine, surely one of our most popular Napa offerings.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Hess
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • we91

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.

Virginie Boone, March 1, 2017
  • wa89

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.

Robert Parker, December 30, 2016
  • ws87

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.

James Laube, 2016