Hess Collection Lion Tamer Red Blend 2016 750ml - Wine & Liquor Warehouse

Hess Collection Lion Tamer Red Blend 2016 750ml
SKU: 1788819022

Hess Collection Lion Tamer Red Blend 2016

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We affectionately call this wine 'Tamer' because blending Lion Tamer is both challenging and rewarding especially when you start with Malbec as the core. Malbec on its own brings heady, floral aromas of violets and can be what I call the wild child. Big, bold and juicy upon entry, Malbec is virtually loaded with flavor. When you layer in Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon, you get complex layers of blackberries, milk chocolate, black plums and exotic perfume that carry throughout a plush texture and a ripe juicy core of black fruits. The signature of Lion Tamer is a generous palate of black raspberry and surprisingly lush tannins.
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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 offer inviting 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.

April 1, 2019
Wine Spectator
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High-toned, featuring lively macerated cherry and crushed red fruit flavors that are full of savory richness. Paprika and white pepper notes show on the finish, with hints of nutmeg. Malbec, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2022. 12,320 cases made.


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