Aromas of wild cherry, plum, vanilla, wild berry, and blackcurrant jam. It enters the palate with juicy, tasty notes of cranberry, pomegranate, and black cherries with a touch of sweet, tangy spice and a long, soft finish. Enjoy with barbecue or spicy, red-sauced pastas.
Hess Family Estates was founded in 1844 by Johann Heinrich Hess in Berne, Switzerland. For more than 100 years, beer was the central business. When he died, his son, Donald Hess, took over the company and soon became an entrepreneur. In the early 1960s, anticipating the surge of demand for bottled water, Donald created Valser Water, which would become Switzerland's leading mineral-water company. In 1978, the establishment of the The Hess Collection Winery on Mount Veeder in the Napa Valley started an epic journey that would see vines planted and art museums built across the globe, culminating with Bodega Colome—the highest vineyard in the world in Argentina.