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The Hess Collection Winery

Ridge 4 Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder
Release Date September 2021
  • 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.

  • This wine presents a beautiful expression of our Mount Veeder fruit with an exceptional refinement in both flavor and texture.

Dave Guffy

Dave Guffy, Winemaker

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.
Country Born
United States
Winery Experience
20-30 years
Enology and viticulture degree from Fresno State University.

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.