The Hess Collection

Lion Tamer Napa Valley Red Blend

9.011 ratings
8.41 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Blair Campomizzi

Really like this Malbec and Zin driven blend. Cherry, berry, woodsy and mineral.

Really like this Malbec and Zin driven blend. Cherry, berry, woodsy and mineral.

Feb 22nd, 2019
Mike Umans

Opens up nicely. Deep flavor and rich

Opens up nicely. Deep flavor and rich

Sep 28th, 2018
Willie Carter

Deep, dark crimson with thin red edges. Bold nose of chocolate, stewed plums, black cherry, and floral notes. We all know about these seemingly kitchen sink blends where wineries toss in everything they can and pump it out but this ain’t that. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cab, Mourvèdre included but it’s half Malbec and that makes all the difference in the world. A big bold blend with a lot of kick but a high level of refinement, as well. In the mouth there’s more big fruits to go with chocolate mousse, plenty of oak, and dried herbs. Nice spice on the medium finish.

Deep, dark crimson with thin red edges. Bold nose of chocolate, stewed plums, black cherry, and floral notes. We all know about these seemingly kitchen sink blends where wineries toss in everything they can and pump it out but this ain’t that. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cab, Mourvèdre included but it’s half Malbec and that makes all the difference in the world. A big bold blend with a lot of kick but a high level of refinement, as well. In the mouth there’s more big fruits to go with chocolate mousse, plenty of oak, and dried herbs. Nice spice on the medium finish.

Sep 1st, 2018
Andrew Olsen

This was easy to drink, mellow and went well with a ribeye, but i think I actually need another bottle to figure out if I like it. Time to go to the store!

This was easy to drink, mellow and went well with a ribeye, but i think I actually need another bottle to figure out if I like it. Time to go to the store!

Jul 6th, 2018
DAL 9000

Recommended by Mel at West Central Wine. Mild aroma of blackberries. Definitely aeration is needed as it opens up. Mild tannins that crest in the middle.

Recommended by Mel at West Central Wine. Mild aroma of blackberries. Definitely aeration is needed as it opens up. Mild tannins that crest in the middle.

Feb 18th, 2018
Mandeville

Liked it, good buy for $34.00.

Liked it, good buy for $34.00.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Michael Callahan

Michael had this 10 months ago

Michael had this 10 months ago

Jul 1st, 2018
Racquel Bueno

Racquel had this 3 months ago

Racquel had this 3 months ago

Jan 18th, 2019
Deb LaMere

Deb had this 6 months ago

Deb had this 6 months ago

Nov 6th, 2018