The Hess Collection has announced the release of its first new estate cabernet sauvignon in 20 years, the 2019 Iron Corral Cabernet Sauvignon.
Named after the recently acquired Iron Corral Vineyard, the 2019 Iron Corral Cabernet Sauvignon is the most recent addition to the estate wines from The Hess Collection, joining items such as Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and The Lion Cabernet Sauvignon.
Striking a delicate balance of Mountain and Valley Floor Estates, the 2019 Iron Corral Cabernet Sauvignon is designed for immediate enjoyment, with the capability to age gracefully and be enjoyed for years to come, the company says.
The 2019 vintage is a blend of 91% cabernet sauvignon, 7% malbec and 2% petit verdot, displaying the full fruit retention of a classically styled Napa Valley Cabernet, the company says. The wine aged 18 months in 40% new French oak.
The Iron Corral label pays homage to the original Hess family crest from 1381. Bringing back the historic red is a nod to the past, while the design is meant to modernize the Hess heritage and represent the future of the family.
“We’re proud to continue our Napa Valley legacy with this next chapter from The Hess Collection,” says Tim Persson, chairman and CEO of Hess Family Wine Estates. “Iron Corral is our new take on the classic cabernet sauvignon style our incredible wine region is known for. We’ve long anticipated the wine’s release and we’re thrilled to debut with this exceptional vintage.”
The Iron Corral vineyard was named after its history in Napa Valley agriculture. This 420-acre parcel nestled at the base of Howell Mountain was home to early Napa ranchers.
The estate vineyards are sustainably farmed.
“Iron Corral is a wine of quality and depth, with a composition built for aging, yet balanced, well-integrated tannins that allow our cabernet sauvignon to show beautifully for those unwilling to wait,” says Dave Guffy, director of winemaking.
The suggested retail price is $60 per 750-ml. bottle.
The Hess Collection Iron Corral Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 reaches stores in Fall 2021. It is also available on HessCollection.com.