The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Red 2014

The Hess Collection Lion Tamer Red 2014 United States  California  Napa Valley Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 28975
Region: United States, California, Napa Valley
Varietal: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2014
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.8
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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." —winemaker
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Cabernet Sauvignonred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat, or stewsCamembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue Cheese, or Roquefortmeat stocks, mustard, or pepper
Malbecgrilled meats, sausage, or chiliManchego, Cashel Blue, or Ibericotomato-based sauces, Mexican, Cajun, Indian, or Italian cuisines
Petite Sirahred meat or gameDarcy, Arina, Benning or Saint-Florentinpepper, mushroom or earthy sauces
Zinfandelbeef, especially in a pepper sauce, pork or sausageAsiago, Canestato, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster, Pecorino or Piavebasil, oregano, pepper or mild tomato sauces
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