Hess Collection Winery Mount Veeder
An unusual operation in that Donald Hess also provides visitors with access to his extensive art collection. The wines here are impressive, particularly the Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, produced under the Hess Collection label and vinified from estate Mount Veeder fruit. A new pricey top wine The Small Block Reserve from the Napa Valley is a varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. A number of other Hess Collection wines are also released under the Small Block banner. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay under the Hess Select label are released respectively under the North Coast and Monterey appellations. They are soft, forward and economically priced. A Malbec also comes from Salta in Argentina and there is a Winemakers Blend “Treo”. The third label Artezin offers reasonably priced Zinfandel, Carignan, Charbono, Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre and a white Verdelho from Amador County. Donald Hess also has an interest in Glen Carlo u in South Africa and Bodega Colome in Argentina. (DM)
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