Hess Collection 'Mt.Veeder' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Our signature Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our estate Veeder Hills Vineyard. The elevation of this vineyard ranges from 600-1,120 feet, and its steep slopes and sedimentary clay and shale soils restrict root growth, resulting in Mount Veeder’s hallmark small berries with intense fruit flavors. True to its appellation, this wine possesses dark concentrated fruit flavors and robust tannins.
The 2006 growing season started off very wet, with rains continuing into early spring, resulting in vigorous growth in the vineyards. A moderate summer allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, followed by warm September days leading up to harvest, which allowed the grapes to achieve optimal ripeness and intense flavors.