JUNE 25, 2020: Randle Johnson — The Legend
Chief Winemaker Dave Guffy will be joined by Randle Johnson, The Hess Collection’s founding winemaker and Zinfandel specialist. They will dive into the history of The Hess Collection, and Randle will share stories from his 35+ years of winemaking experience on Mount Veeder.
Our signature Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our estate Veeder Hills Vineyard. The elevation of this vineyard ranges from 600-1,120 feet, and its steep slopes and sedimentary clay and shale soils restrict root growth, resulting in Mount Veeder’s hallmark small berries with intense fruit flavors.
This vibrant Zinfandel hails from the iconic Rockpile appellation. Located just 16 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the northwest corner of Sonoma County, the region is prized by those who love Zinfandel. Sweeping sun exposures, mountainous terroir and shallow, rocky soils stress the vines producing low yields with grapes of exceptional quality.