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Hess Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Vintage: 2017
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    2017 Hess Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon brings all the roar of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, and when blended with Malbec, produces a big, lush wine that finishes with smooth and tamed round tannins. The name ‘Lion Tamer’ has become a nickname for Malbec because they use it as the tannin tamer. Much like a Lion Tamer who uses a deft hand to soothe powerful, instinctive animals, Winemaker Dave Guffy uses Malbec to soothe powerful tannins.

    2 reviews for Hess Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    1. WE

      With 11% Petite Sirah and 8% Malbec in the blend, this is no shy undertaking. Robust, fleshy dark fruit flavors are enveloped by a voluptuous texture. Currant and toasted oak form the core of the midpalate as a hint of cigar comes into play on the finish.

    2. WA

      A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petite Sirah and 8% Malbec, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Lion Tamer is a little closed to begin, giving way to earthy scents of tilled black soil, charcoal, truffles and crushed rocks over a core of warm cassis, plum preserves, cigar box and camphor. Full-bodied and densely packed with juicy black fruits and earthy sparks, it has a lovely line of freshness and a firm level of grainy tannins to support, finishing long with a minty kick.

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    WE 91
    Wine Enthusiast
    With 11% Petite Sirah and 8% Malbec in the blend, this is no shy undertaking. Robust, fleshy dark fruit flavors are enveloped by a voluptuous texture. Currant and toasted oak form the core of the midpalate as a hint of cigar comes into play on the finish.
    WA 91
    Wine Advocate
    A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petite Sirah and 8% Malbec, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Lion Tamer is a little closed to begin, giving way to earthy scents of tilled black soil, charcoal, truffles and crushed rocks over a core of warm cassis, plum preserves, cigar box and camphor. Full-bodied and densely packed with juicy black fruits and earthy sparks, it has a lovely line of freshness and a firm level of grainy tannins to support, finishing long with a minty kick.

    What does Hess Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, graphite, earthy

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, red fruit

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    vanilla, oak, caramel

    apple, baked apple

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, cassis

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, licorice, mint

    toast, maple syrup, molasses

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    orange

    cream, sourdough

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    bell pepper

    raisin, fig

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, hibiscus

    Food Pairing with Hess Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured Hess Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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