Bold with a deep, rich color and aromas and flavors of ripe plums, wild mountain blackberries, black currants and black cherries
At a Glance
taste + style
“Our Small Block Series Collectors Cuvée is a unique treat inspired by the blends crafted during our annual Blending Party each April. For this vintage, we found dominant Cabernet, Malbec and Syrah lots that marry together in a bold wine with a deep, rich color and aromas and flavors of ripe plums, wild mountain blackberries, black currants and black cherries. Oak spice sits atop dusty dry tannins. It’s a statement wine, worthy of aging.” –Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
Vineyard + Production
Small Block wines honor the winemaker’s art, exploring new vineyards, unusual varietals and artisan techniques. Hess’ Mount Veeder vineyards reflect Donald Hess’ vision of winemaking and grape growing working hand-in-hand to extract the best expressions of mountain fruit. In our Mount Veeder vineyards the unique attributes of the soils, exposures and altitude create wines that reveal the mountain’s distinct personality.
Food + Wine Pairing
“This bold wine will stand well alongside braised or grilled meats like lamb, pork or duck dressed with sweet onions and earthy accents from mushrooms, eggplant and wild fennel. Hard cheeses with popular sea salt crystals such as Bravo Farms Silver Mountain or Beecher’s Flagship Reserve are just the thing to show off contrasting and complementary tastes.” –Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef
Small Block Series
The Small Block Series allows us to donate 1% of the sale of this wine to organizations who share our view of sustainability, such as 1% for the Planet. Learn more at Sustainability Practices.