The Hess Collection Winery

Ridge 4 Cabernet
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 126


The Hess Collection Winery

Ridge 4 Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

5 cases produced


  • This wine represents the very best Cabernet Sauvignon we produce from Ridge 4 in our Veeder Hills Vineyard
  • Our winemakers have grown to know Napa’s coolest mountain terrain intimately over 35 years
  • Our Mount Veeder vineyards are sustainably farmed, directed by Donald Hess’ guiding philosophy
  • Your wine presents a beautiful expression of our Mount Veeder fruit with exceptional refinement

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Dave Guffy

Winemaker, The Hess Collection Winery

Winemaker, Dave Guffy

I was named assistant winemaker at Cambria in 1990, then winemaker in 1992, producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir plus some Syrah. In 1999, Donald Hess was looking for someone to oversee all winemaking for The Hess Collection, and as a student I loved Cabernet, especially from the Napa Valley and it inspired me to pursue winemaking. Now, I'm literally on top of Napa, making mountain Cabernets. Mountain fruit is different from valley floor fruit - and so are the wines. They are structured, complex, rich wines, with distinctive tannins, ageability and concentrated fruit.

Country born: United States

Education: Enology and viticulture degree from Fresno State University.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I have a strong belief in making wine in the vineyard, working each site to absolutely maximize flavors. My goal is to make ripe-fruit-forward California style wines with both power and elegance.

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