Hess Lion Tamer Blend 2018

Hess Lion Tamer Blend 2018

 

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Lion Tamer Blend 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : USA
  • Region : California
  • Subregion Napa
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,8°
  • Grappes : 40% Malbec, 27% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Syrah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Mourvèdre, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot

The name “Lion Tamer” has become a nickname for Malbec because we use it as our tannin tamer. Much like a Lion Tamer who uses a deft hand to soothe powerful, instinctive animals, Winemaker Dave Guffy uses Malbec to soothe powerful tannins. This red blend brings all the roar of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, and when blended with Malbec, produces a big, lush wine that finishes with smooth and tamed round tannins.

Experts Score Vintage
WE Wine Enthusiast 93 2016
RP Robert Parker 90 2016
WS Wine Spectator 92 2015
More information on wine critics and ratings

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 93 Points (2016)
This is a blend of 40% Malbec, 27% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and smaller amounts of Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Together, they work to offerinviting elements of baking spice, cherry vanilla and a creamy palate of integrated tannins and toasted oak. The fleshy, lush feel benefits from a fresh backbone of acidity.

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (2016)
The 2016 Proprietary Red The Lion Tamer is blended of 40% Malbec, 27% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Mourvèdre, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot. It has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and opens with notes of crushed black plums, blackberry compote and wild blueberries with hints of spice box, tobacco and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with juicy black fruits plus plenty of spicy sparks, featuring a plush texture and great freshness supporting the long finish.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2015)
Smooth and harmonious, with supple cherry, dark berry, cedar, gravel and floral notes that glide across the palate gracefully, ending long and pure. Malbec, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2028

Hess Panthera Chardonnay -1
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Panthera Chardonnay -1
The majestic Lion belongs to the genus Panthera, which is the family of the largest cats. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, the Russian River Valley is home to over 15,000 acres of grapevines. The winemaking team selects vineyard sites that provide the very best wine grapes to craft wines expressive of this region. The cooler climates of the Russian River Valley are ideal for varietals like Chardonnay, which flourishes and develops uniquely rich flavors that are complemented by a bright, fresh acidity.
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Hess Lion Tamer Blend 2018 Reviewed by Wine Enthusiast 25-03-2022 . Score: 4.5