Sunday, January 24, 2010
Hess Select 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
Tonight was a disappointing evening. Invited to my parents for dinner (roast beef) I selected this wine to come along with me. Unfortunately, my father, who is a good cook, ended up with an inferior piece of meat that was tough and grisly and no matter what he would have done with it I believe if would have ended up the same way. Good thing for me the wine was a good choice. This 9 year old Cab had a big black nose loaded with smoky cassis, there was also a bit of a woody sensation on the tongue, which gave this wine some tannins ... though smooth and easy to drink. Given another year and this wine would have been over the hill, but as it stands today it tasted pretty good.