Hess Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1987 750ml

Smooth and supple (especially compared with the Hess Reserve, which is quite tannic), this is a complex and harmonious wine, with layers of currant, cedar, spice, sage, tar, chocolate and berry. Intense finish, with a firm tannic edge marked by earthiness.--1987 California Cabernet horizontal. Best after 1999.