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So far in 2009 I haven’t had a lot of nice things to say about many of the less expensive California red wines that I’ve tasted. Most have tasted like bad “lab rat” concoctions to me, overcooked with additives. So each time now that I grab one, I’m hoping that my luck will change and a quality inexpensive California red wine will surface in this sea of mediocrity.
The 2006 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon answered my prayer. Finally, a relatively inexpensive California Cab that is pretty damn good. This Cab had just the right amount of red fruit, chocolate, and oak to put a smile on my face. It’s by no means a big and rich California Cab. But at under $15 bucks a bottle, this red wine definitely hits the sweet spot in my opinion.
Trust me, this is an honest and well-made California Cabernet Sauvignon that is definitely worth paying $13.
WineLife365 Rating: 3-Star