We had the pleasure of trying this wine as part of a night out for Charity for Canadian Care an organization bringing better lives to those in Guatemala. The wine was a special being offered by Queen’s Pasta . If your out in High Park and looking for a reasonably priced, good food place to eat, this one will fit the bill. I do digress 🙂
This is a spot on California cab. Lovely cassis notes. The oak is well under control. I would say the description below from the LCBO web site is spot on. On first opening this wine had a touch of pepperyness but this passed quickly. The blending grapes they have used have done a lovely job of adding complexity and finesse. This wine is appreciated best at first anyway, on it’s own. I paired it with a red sauce pasta and it went well. I would given this wine an 89-90 so it’s a pretty darn good deal!
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From the LCBO web site:
HESS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 VINTAGES 25080 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 25.95 Wine, Red Wine, 13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : D
Made in: California/Californie, United States By: The Hess Collection
Release Date: Jan 10, 2009
Winemaker Dave Guffy sources the fruit for this Cab mainly from vineyards in the North Coast region. He also includes small amounts of Merlot and Syrah for added complexity. Full and generous, this wine is packed with black cherry, cassis, vanilla and spice aromas and flavours with medium tannins balancing out the ripe fruit flavours. It all adds up to tremendous value that you can enjoy today with grilled beef or lamb chops.