Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 269,575 strong:

Register Today!

Want to Taste 7 Unusually Great Wine & Food Pairings?

310,191Wine Reviews
269,575Members
30Seconds to join

Hess collection Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Thanks for liking this wine! Let your friends on Twitter and Facebook know about it by clicking on the buttons here.

If you've already connected your Twitter account, then you don't need to click on the Twitter button to share your review as it'll be done for you.

Optional: Before you share your wine find with friends, you can pick a score or make a quick tasting note, or both if you like:


My Score:
 
My Tasting Notes:
Expand Box




Community Reviews

There are 3 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Faint nose but flavours of blackberry and vanilla. A bit heavy on the tannins so I would cellar this beauty for another year or two. When ready, decant this one and pair with a steak!!! Would make a great gift for the red wine lover in your life.
Alana L rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Another tasting from the Montreal 'A Taste of Napa Valley' wine event, this complex yet easily drinkable wine was my showstopper! Medium-bodied, dry, without overbearing woodiness this beautifully coloured red has a complex nose (spice, smoke and ripe fruit), a broad texture and a medium finish. Notes of both vanilla and spice round this wine beautifully. I could see this pairing with a simple roast chicken, roasted vegetable dishes or smoke cheeses such as gouda and aged cheddar. Shall be purchasing a case of this for certain as would likely age beautifully over a couple of years!
Deborah Podurgiel rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A classic California Cab in every way, plushy and satisfyingly delicious. The Hess Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon from Allomi Vineyards is blessed with steady heat in the Pope Valley, Napa Valley region. This combined with well-drained clay/loam soils allows the Cab Sauvignon wine grapes to ripen slowly, evenly and fully. On the nose, the wine is fresh mushroom and earthy forest floor. On the palate, this dry, medium-bodied red is showing bright, ripe raspberry, red plum, blackberry flavours and a long vanilla and oak spice finish. Tannins are well-integrated and the mid-palate is plushy. Cellar for three years or decant for one hour and pair this Cab with grilled sirloin steak topped with blue cheese.




Natalie's Review

Hess collection Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley, California, United States: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine Drink: 2018-2022. 906420 14.50% D 750 mL  $39.95 Score: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine. May 15, 2019 Harmonious Hard Cheese Wine  Full Review

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO

PAIR WINE
& FOOD?

Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Maison Chanzy Red Wine
Pinot Noir 2017,
Burgundy A.C. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 269,575 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award