This extravagantly textured and sumptuously ripe wine has soothing baked spice fragrances, delicate plum, and blackberry syrup flavors with a medium body. Moderate tannins supported by 11% Petite Sirah are very much coordinated and make for a smooth mouthfeel.
The Hess Collection was established by Swiss business visionary Donald Hess, who initially obtained vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978 and started making wine under The Hess Collection mark in 1983. In 1986, he started to remodel of the memorable winery, initially built in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier. The winery opened to the general public in 1989. The Hess Collection has vineyards on Mount Veeder, alongside their Napa Valley home vineyards - Su'skol and Allomi in Napa Valley and Shirtail Creek Vineyard in Monterey. Every one of these vineyards is economically cultivated as per Donald's philosophy.