The Hess Collection

19 Block Cuvée Mount Veeder Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1486 ratings
9.032 pro ratings
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California, USA
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.0

Not bad and smiling

Not bad and smiling

Jan 12th, 2018
Matt Trader

Sitting in a really great place right now. Aged well, drinking very Bordeaux like with a juicier acidity and ample fruit. Happy Birthday to me!

Sitting in a really great place right now. Aged well, drinking very Bordeaux like with a juicier acidity and ample fruit. Happy Birthday to me!

Aug 28th, 2017
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.9

Pleasantly restrained black currant fruit typical of Napa's mountains. Creamy texture with lightly tugging tannins & balanced acidity.

Pleasantly restrained black currant fruit typical of Napa's mountains. Creamy texture with lightly tugging tannins & balanced acidity.

2 people found it helpfulJan 21st, 2015
gino CapitalG

Round Pond Wine & Olive oil educator/sales

8.4

Decent bottle. I like the jammy dark fruit value of Th mountain.

Decent bottle. I like the jammy dark fruit value of Th mountain.

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2013
Isaac Pirolo

The last couple vintages of the 19 Block are Malbec dominated at around 60%. This is a change from prior bottlings of the cuvée that are mostly Cab-based.

Glows red. If there's such thing as craft or small batch or artisanal licorice, this would be what they'd strive for with their red. Also, this smells like the first 5 seconds when you walk into Central Market (HEB's answer to Whole Foods). Seriously, I've been to every one of their stores and it's also in this wine. Some sort of floral/ginger/oak/cedar/baking spice/baking bread thing that's certainly salivating. Also, this might be the first wine that has invoked the thought that it might be better with further reduction or extraction. The style has a signature that is both unique and familiar.

The last couple vintages of the 19 Block are Malbec dominated at around 60%. This is a change from prior bottlings of the cuvée that are mostly Cab-based.

Glows red. If there's such thing as craft or small batch or artisanal licorice, this would be what they'd strive for with their red. Also, this smells like the first 5 seconds when you walk into Central Market (HEB's answer to Whole Foods). Seriously, I've been to every one of their stores and it's also in this wine. Some sort of floral/ginger/oak/cedar/baking spice/baking bread thing that's certainly salivating. Also, this might be the first wine that has invoked the thought that it might be better with further reduction or extraction. The style has a signature that is both unique and familiar.

Jan 26th, 2017
Wineshout 💀

A berrylicious Malbec blend with silky tannins. Me likey!

A berrylicious Malbec blend with silky tannins. Me likey!

Apr 27th, 2016
Riccardo L.

Oaky and herbal. Mint, sage, licorice roots, pink peppercorns; the blend of grapes provides balance without sacrificing power. It's not a viscous syrup of a wine, like many Napa varieties are... but rather, mimics the old world layers and complexities of a Bordeaux blend. Happy Valentine's Day (explains the stickers)

Oaky and herbal. Mint, sage, licorice roots, pink peppercorns; the blend of grapes provides balance without sacrificing power. It's not a viscous syrup of a wine, like many Napa varieties are... but rather, mimics the old world layers and complexities of a Bordeaux blend. Happy Valentine's Day (explains the stickers)

Feb 14th, 2016
George Chen

19 Block but not too special

19 Block but not too special

Aug 13th, 2015
Charles Rivas

Solid wine with supple tannins and a nice finish.

Solid wine with supple tannins and a nice finish.

Mar 23rd, 2015
Rebecca Fletcher

Deep ruby and purple.m+ concentration. Black fruit. Round tannins. Great food wine.

Deep ruby and purple.m+ concentration. Black fruit. Round tannins. Great food wine.

Feb 3rd, 2015