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2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Moon Mountain

Hess Persson Estates

2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Moon Mountain

To the west of our home on Mount Veeder lies the Moon Mountain District, established in 2013. Growing conditions mirror those of Mount Veeder, leading to rich flavors of blackberry compote, violets, and well-integrated tannins. This wine will age beautifully.




“Made with fruit sourced from among the most unique AVAs in Sonoma County, Moon Mountain, this Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the essence of this appellation located on the eastern edge of Sonoma County known for steep slopes and high elevation. More recently established in 2013, the Moon Mountain AVA delivers wines that are characterized by deep, dark fruit qualities with subtle hints of cocoa and lavendar. Our 2018 Moon Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon presents with violet and baking spice on the nose, leading to a palate with intense, rich flavors of blackberry compote, dark chocolate, and hints of sweet oak followed by integrated tannins.”

– Stephanie Pope, Winemaker


Each vintage presents a unique set of conditions, and we approach every year ready to face the challenge. For vintage 2018, budbreak began on schedule at the end of February, and spring brought moderate temperatures that progressed into a warm summer without any disruptive heat spikes. Steady growing conditions continued through Harvest, which began in mid-September for the white varieties. We continued picking our red varieties long into the first weeks of November. With such lengthy hang time, the fruit matured consistently and was picked at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in bottle.


“Something so powerful needs a companion that can also stand tall, so this is clearly a case where a bit of grilled, charred medium rare beef of the highest quality, presented with wild fennel, caramelized onions and leafy, earthy greens would be simply wonderful.”
– Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef


Wine Specs


Cabernet Sauvignon


100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Moon Mountain District Sonoma County

Harvest Date

October 23, 2018

Alcohol %



22 Months


65% New French Oak


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