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Hess Collection Lion Tamer Red Blend 2014
SKU: liontamr

Hess Collection Lion Tamer Red Blend 2014

  • ws88


Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Hess
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
We affectionately call this wine "Tamer" because blending Lion Tamer is both challenging and rewarding especially when you start with Malbec as the core. Malbec on its own brings heady, floral aromas of violets and can be what I call the wild child. Big, bold and juicy upon entry, Malbec is virtually loaded with flavor. When you layer in Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon, you get complex layers of blackberries, milk chocolate, black plums and exotic perfume that carry throughout a plush texture and a ripe juicy core of black fruits. The signature of Lion Tamer is a generous palate of black raspberry and surprisingly lush tannins.
Wine Spectator
  • ws88

Wins points for finesse and polish, with a sleek, supple mix of savory berry, roasted herb and cedary oak notes, and ending with woody, gripping tannins. Needs time. Malbec, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Merlot. Drink now through 2027. 2,729 cases made.

James Laube, 2017