1994 Hess Collection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The wine exhibits a dark ruby color, followed by a moderately intense nose of vanillin and red/black currant fruit. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied, with good depth, a heavy overlay of wood, light to moderate tannin, and a short finish. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Very dark ruby color. Blackcurrant, blackberry, chocolate and smoky oak on the nose. Juicy and intensely flavored, with notes of chocolate and cassis. No shortage of texture. Youthfully fresh on the firm, lingering finish. A very strong basic bottling from this outstanding vintage. (ST)
Solid, with ripe, intense, earthy currant, black cherry and berry flavors, dashes of mint and cedar. Turns complex on the finish, where the flavors fold together nicely.