2006 Hess Collection Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Ripe and forward in the modern cult style, with flavors of blackberry tart, black currants, milk chocolate and ripe mulberry, in addition to sweet, smoky oak. Sturdy mountain tannins provide structural bite, and should help the wine mature beyond 2011.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The finest of this trio is the very good 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder. It reveals floral notes intermixed with notions of blue fruits and lead pencil shavings in an elegant, medium-bodied style. (RP)
Wine & Spirits
Scents of roses and pine seem to parallel the harsh landscape of Mount Veeder, the wine's earthy, somewhat green tannin balancing its warmth. Youthful and rugged, this needs cellar time for the wine's fruit to gain its footing.
Tight and structured, with firm, full-bodied currant, blackberry, anise and mineral flavors that are intense and concentrated, complex and balanced, ending with tannins that are austere but not excessive.