Hess Select Pinot Noir – Dependable and Delicious

Primo Pinot for well under $20, the Hess Select Pinot Noir from the Central Coast of California.

Hess Select Pinot Noir - Dependable and Delicious

Pinot Noir from the Central Coast of California including the Sarmento Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. The wine was aged in neutral French oak barrels for up to 12 months.

Sample submitted for review. The Hess Select Central Coast Pinot Noir has an SRP of $20 but is available for as low as $14. 5,016 cases produced.

From the bottle:

The lion is the emblem of the Hess Family and symbolizes the bold and persevering character of our founder Donald Hess. In his honor, we strive to make the very best wines that elevate your everyday. This Pinot Noir is full of flavors of cherry, ripe plum and blueberry with notes of sandalwood and lovely soft tannins.

14.3% Alcohol

The 2016 Hess Select Pinot Noir begins with notes of cherry, raspberry, spice, a touch of vanilla and a bit of an earthy tomato plant aroma as well. It’s an attractive beginning to this well-made Pinot Noir. Tasting reveals a smooth, velvety mouthfeel, good acidity and tasty flavors of red cherry Sweet Tart candy, spice, cola and more. Sweet spice notes lead into the dry finish of lingering cherry vanilla cola. Dependable and delicious Pinot Noir well under $20 isn’t always an easy thing to find but this one rises to the challenge ably.

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2016 Hess Select Pinot Noir

TASTE: 8 COST: 6
OVERALL RATING: 7.5

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