93 Points, "Best Buy"  | 2010 Hess Collection 19 Block Mountain Cuvée, Mount Veeder
Wine & Spirits Magazine | August 2014
“The scent of pinesap and the cool spice of cardamom place this on Mt. Veeder. In fact, the blend is based on cabernet sauvignon from the Veeder Summit vineyard, rising to 2,000 feet, and includes malbec, syrah, merlot and petite Verdot. While the texture is as sleek as satin, the flavor complexity lies in the firm structure, lifted by peppery spice. It’s a clean, rich red to decant for rack of lamb.” - Joshua Greene

90 Points  |  2010 Hess Collection 19 Block Mountain Cuvée, Mount Veeder

The Tasting Panel | April 2014
“Smooth, ripe, tangy and herbal with ripe plum, spice and velvety texture; dense, rich and showing chocolate and earth..” -Anthony Dias Blue

92 Points, "Outstanding" | 2010 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder
Wine Spectator | December 2013
"Offers a charming yet firm mix of rich, dense, chewy dark berry, mocha and cigar box flavors, with a measure of finesse and grace not typical for Mount Veeder. Tempting now, but should reward cellar time. Best from 2015 through 2028." -James Laube

91 Points, "Cellar Selection" | 2010 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder
Wine Enthusiast | April 2014
“The fruity concentration on this Cabernet is amazing. It just explodes in blackberries, blueberries and cassis liqueur. Meanwhile, 80% new French oak, in which the wine aged for nearly two years, brings strong notes of caramel and vanilla. The tannins are ripe and strong. All indications point to the cellar. Drink it starting in 2018.” -Steve Heimoff

90 Points | 2011 Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The Somm Journal | June/July 2014
“From a 210-acre vineyard focused into 35 unique growing blocks with six different Cabernet clones. Stylish and rich with spice, plum, exotic spices and notes of chocolate." -Anthony Dias Blue

90 Points, "Gold Medal Wine" | 2012 Hess Collection Chardonnay, Napa Valley

WineLinesOnline | February 2014
“Brilliant bright straw color. Floral aromas of honeysuckle, white peach, mandarin orange, and a whiff of papaya are joined by scents of vanilla and warm bread. These continue in the mouth, picking up some pear notes. The Hess Su’skol Vineyard is located towards the southern end of Napa Valley, where cool breezes from San Pablo Bay help create a crisper, more acidic, more food-friendly style of Chardonnay. Moderate use of oak ensures a balanced white that spotlights balance and nuanced complexity. A light, lingering kiss of caramel at the finish beckons for the next sip." -Glen Frederiksen

93 Points | 2012 Hess Collection Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Los Angeles Wine Competition | June 2014

93 Points | 2012 Hess Select Pinot Noir, Central Coast
WineReviewOnline | April 2014
“This delicious, high-value-per-dollar wine shows an open, expressively fruity nose with dark cherry fruit notes in the lead, but also a savory character that rides right behind the fruit notes. Pure and fresh but not obvious or simple, the wine’s oak influence is quite minimal, but there’s a definite spice note in the background that lends added interest. Admirable for its lack of overt sweetness, but still very generous in terms of fruit, this shows essentially perfect balance between fruit and freshening acidity, with very delicate but nevertheless spine-lending tannins.” -Michael Franz

90 Points, "Silver Medal" | 2012 Hess Select Chardonnay, Monterey
CA State Fair Wine Competition | June 2014