(From 2011 Vintage) Vibrant red fruit, with aromas and flavors of cherry and raspberry counter-balanced with anise, black pepper spice and cedary notes from oak aging. The wine shows varietal character, with a soft, pleasant, medium-body with appealing tannins and hints of cherry and cola spice on the finish.
(From «nv» Vintage) Winemaker David Guffy crafted the Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon with notable richness, intensity and varietal character, showing jammy dark fruit aromas with cedary barrel notes and a touch of spice. A soft entry, with ripe plum and raspberry in the forefront, is supported by background flavors of tobacco and caramel, which add complexity to this imminently drinkable wine.
Wine Spectator(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/03.