Bottoms Up

Beer and wine in the Bay Area and beyond

2006 Hess Collection MV 19 Block Cuvee

By Jessica Yadegaran
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 at 5:09 pm in Corkheads.

I enjoyed this wine recently with a grilled vegetarian dinner and just had to share. I’m doing a story on mountain wines at the end of July so be prepared to read even more about Hess Collection then.
The reason this wine left such an impression on me was because it had all the power and intensity of fully concentrated fruit, but without the alcohol or tannin punch. It is just so elegant. Besides cherry and raspberry flavors, I got a lot of herbal aromas and flavors, including sage and rosemary. Malbec does particularly well at higher elevations, and the 11 percent in this bottle provides glorious color, flavor and weight.

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