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Hess Collection March 2008 ‘Rare Reds’ club shipment

by TrevR on March 11, 2008

This past weekend we made our monthly trek up Mount Veeder to The Hess Collection, but this time, we had a dual purpose. First, we had to take advantage of it being a Cellar Door Red Weekend and get a refill of our half-gallon jug. Secondly, we were there to pick up our March ‘Rare Reds’ wine club shipment.

This month, the ‘Rare Reds’ we were treated to included a 2006 Artezin Petite Sirah from Mendocino County and a 2004 Hess Small Block Series Auction Lot 11 Napa Valley Red Wine. The Petite Sirah is 14.5% alcohol by volume and the notes suggest pairing it with osso bucco, venison, red sauce pastas, aromatic cheeses and other ‘hearty’ fare. The Auction Lot 11 also comes in at 14.5% alcohol by volume and there were just 12 barrels produced–we’re definitely looking forward to giving this red varietal blend a shot sometime in the coming months.

Hess Collection’s March 2008 ‘Rare Reds’ club shipment

This being our second shipment as a wine club member with Hess, we do have one thing we’d like to see the winery do. Call us old fashioned, but we’d love to see the winery include some winemaker tasting notes and/or detailed profiles of each of the wines along with each shipment–as it is now, we simply get the wines in a sturdy carrier.

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has written 716 posts on The Cork Board. He was born and aged in the Napa Valley and has a passion for wine, writing and social media, which led him to co-found this blog in early 2007. Follow him on Twitter @TrevR.

  • http://www.hesscollection.com/ Jacki Wood

    Hello from Mount Veeder!

    My name is Jacki Wood and I am the Wine Club Coordinator for the Hess Collector’s Club. First of all I would like to personally welcome you to the club, I’m so glad to hear that you have enjoyed the past two shipments.

    I wanted to also respond to your comment about not receiving tasting notes with your March shipment. Our winemakers spend a lot of time creating our tasting notes for all or our wines and it is our practice to include tasting notes with every shipment. Unfortunately human error stepped in this month and we are running a little behind with our printer on the notes for the March shipment. The notes will not arrive until later this week. Since so many members come up for the Cellar Door Weekend and to pick up their shipments I wanted to make sure that the March shipment would be available for pick up starting Saturday (3/8) rather than delaying the shipment a week waiting on the tasting notes. I will be sending tasting notes to everyone who has picked up shipments between the weekend and when the notes arrive as soon as I get them from our printer, which should be later this week. If you would like to see the tasting notes before then, I would be happy to send them to you via email.

    Thank you again for your membership and continued support of the Hess Collection. I hope to be able to meet you in person sometime soon.

    Cheers!

    Jacki Wood
    The Hess Collection, Collector’s Club

  • http://www.hesscollection.com Jacki Wood

    Hello from Mount Veeder!

    My name is Jacki Wood and I am the Wine Club Coordinator for the Hess Collector’s Club. First of all I would like to personally welcome you to the club, I’m so glad to hear that you have enjoyed the past two shipments.

    I wanted to also respond to your comment about not receiving tasting notes with your March shipment. Our winemakers spend a lot of time creating our tasting notes for all or our wines and it is our practice to include tasting notes with every shipment. Unfortunately human error stepped in this month and we are running a little behind with our printer on the notes for the March shipment. The notes will not arrive until later this week. Since so many members come up for the Cellar Door Weekend and to pick up their shipments I wanted to make sure that the March shipment would be available for pick up starting Saturday (3/8) rather than delaying the shipment a week waiting on the tasting notes. I will be sending tasting notes to everyone who has picked up shipments between the weekend and when the notes arrive as soon as I get them from our printer, which should be later this week. If you would like to see the tasting notes before then, I would be happy to send them to you via email.

    Thank you again for your membership and continued support of the Hess Collection. I hope to be able to meet you in person sometime soon.

    Cheers!

    Jacki Wood
    The Hess Collection, Collector’s Club

  • http://www.uncork29.com/ TrevR

    Thanks Jacki, glad to know you do regularly provide this information. We’d love to get the March tasting notes via email (29uncork [at] gmail [dot com]) so we can save a few trees. Thanks!

  • http://www.uncork29.com TrevR

    Thanks Jacki, glad to know you do regularly provide this information. We’d love to get the March tasting notes via email (29uncork [at] gmail [dot com]) so we can save a few trees. Thanks!

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