Hess Lion Tamer Red Wine Napa Valley 2016
The signature of Lion Tamer is a generous palate of black raspberry and surprisingly lush tannins. For the 2015 vintage they found a secret blender – Mourvedre! Just 2% of the blend but WOW what a great touch of bright red fruit it brings. This vintage explodes with brightness – it jumps right out of the glass. Concentrated in the mid-palate and graceful in its power, the wine has gorgeous notes of cassis, clove and candied licorice wrapped in bright cherry and vanilla.
Blend: 50% Malbec, 23% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot, 2% Mourvedre