Hess Collection Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 91
Vintage

2012

Hess Collection Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • Ridge 4 in Veeder Hills vineyard has historically produced 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, which contributes to the excellence of this wine
  • Donald Hess’s credo is, “Live each day with the courage of a lion” - this is our finest Lion Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.85
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Dave Guffy

Winemaker, Hess Persson Estates

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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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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Erba Mountainside Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 18
Hess Collection Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 18
Faust 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 13
O'Brien Estate 2006 Red Wine Napa Valley Lovestruck 12
Signorello Estate 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Big Rock Cuvée 10
Gemstone 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon 76%, Merlot 12%, Petit Verdot 3% Yountville 9
D.R. Stephens Estate 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Moose Valley Vineyard 8
Husic Vineyards 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 8
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