Hess Select Zinfandel, 2016
The Lion is the emblem of the Hess Family and sumbolizes the bold and persevering character of the founder Donald Hess. They strive to make the very best wines that elevate the everyday. This zinfandel is a classic California wine, rich and bold with flavours of raspberry and boysenberry accented by oak spice and black pepper.
A common theme runs through the uncommon wineries in the portfolio of Hess Family Wine Estates.
An unparalleled passion and curiosity combines with a pioneering spirit that stretches over five generations of the Hess family since 1844, and on into the next generation of family leadership appointed by Founder Donald Hess.
Each of the family’s wineries – in California, Argentina, and South Africa – produce outstanding, highly acclaimed wines that stand alongside the very best. Quiet leadership in sustainable practices dates back more than 30 years when Donald Hess first came to the rugged hillsides of Mount Veeder in Napa Valley, and directed that Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards be crafted while winegrowers respect and nurture the land by “returning what we take.”
Today, Hess Family Wine Estates is recognized as one of the premier family-owned and family-led companies in the world of wine.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||14.5%|
|Style||Red - Powerful|
Accounting for a whopping 90% of wine production in the USA, California really is the home of American wine - if it were a separate country, it would be the fourth largest wine producing nation in the world. Birthplace to wines that famously outperformed their classic French counterparts in a 1976 blind tasting that came to be known as the ‘Judgement of Paris’, Californian wines are not only some of the finest from their country of origin, but can also compete with the best in the world.