The Hess Collection Winery
92 PTS WINE & SPIRITS. Rustic in the best sense, this has the deep, resinous herb scent that's made Mendocino so famous. The tannins lend grit to the palate along with layers of flavor.
Shows real character in the ripe citrus, melon and lemongrass flavors, dryness and crisp acidity. 13.5% ABV
Monterey. Aromas of green apple, lime and pineapple with touches of nougat and caramel. 13.4% ABV
California. Ripe plum and raspberry with flavors of caramel and tobacco. 13.9% ABV
If you like big Cabernets, you will love this wine; ripe black fruit with loads of tannins; slightly closed now; should develop well; on the palate there's a core of sweet blackberry and cherry fruit.
Wine built to enjoy right now, or to explore a bit further down the road as it gains even greater complexity.
The Hess Allomi Vyd Cabernet is a consistent, top performer; exhibits black fruit and savory oak; fine, sweet tannins; and a fine, long finish
The Hess Collection Chardonnay shows a nice mix of ripe, core fruits and sweet oak flavors; nicely textured on the palate.