The 2017 Hess Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon 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. The name “Lion Tamer” has become a nickname for Malbec because they use it as the 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.
Winery: The Hess Collection
Country: United States
Region: Napa Valley, California
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Style: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon