This Cabernet Sauvignon expresses Napa Valley, and when blended with a touch of Malbec, produces a big, lush wine that finishes with smooth and tamed round tannins.
At a Glance
Taste + Style
“Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon is plush in texture with heady aromas of blackberries, black cherries and notes of freshly ground coffee. We integrate a touch of Malbec to develop a softness in the tannins, making this a wonderfully smooth and seamless wine. These mouthwatering tannins surround the palate, framing layered elements of bright blueberry, subtle smoke and deliciously rich mocha. I find this inaugural vintage of Lion Tamer Cabernet is perfectly balanced, with well-integrated sweet oak notes presenting on the lengthy, elegant finish.” – Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking
Vineyard + Production
Though just 30 miles long and a few miles wide, Napa Valley is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to wine grape growing. It is considered one of the premier wine regions in the world and for our Napa Valley wines we look to our estate vineyards and select growers throughout the valley to source the very best wine grapes. The Hess Collection wines are family owned, sustainably farmed and dedicated to reflecting a true sense of place. Our wines are recognizable for their elegant, rich and complex flavors and a tradition of excellence.
91 Points (v. 2017) Wine Enthusiast
92 Points (v. 2016) Wine Spectator
91 Points (v. 2016) Wine Advocate