The Hess Collection Winery

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 111
Vintage

2014

The Hess Collection Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • Fruit from Ridge 4 in our Veeder Hills Vineyard, historically producing our finest Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Mountain Malbec from young vineyard blocks joins intense Cabernet Sauvignon in this distinctive blend
  • Our winemakers have grown to know Napa’s coolest mountain terrain intimately over 35 years
  • Donald Hess’s credo is, “Live each day with the courage of a lion”

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 120 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. The fruit for your Premiere Napa Valley wine is from Ridge 4 in the Hess Collection’s Veeder Hills Vineyard, which historically produces their finest Cabernet Sauvignon. Mountain Malbec from young vineyard blocks joins the intense Cabernet Sauvignon in this distinctive blend. This wine is the result of the winemakers at Hess having grown to know Napa Valley’s coolest mountain terrain intimately over the last 35 years.


Wine Facts

  • 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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