News Briefs for July 7, 2021July 7, 2021
•The Hess Collection is introducing a new Iron Corral Cabernet Sauvignon this fall. Retailing at $60, the new entry is the most recent addition to the estate wines from The Hess Collection, joining bottlings such as Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and The Lion Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s named for the 420-acre Iron Corral Vineyard in Napa County’s Pope Valley, which Hess acquired in 2019.
•Jack Daniel’s is adding Tennessee Apple Fizz to its line of Jack Daniel’s Canned Cocktails. Made with the brand’s eponymous whiskey, the new RTD is at 7% abv and joins Tennessee Whiskey & Cola and Tennessee Whiskey, Honey & Lemonade in the lineup. It’s priced at $13 a 4-pack and is available now in 16 U.S. states including California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, among others. Jack Daniel’s first launched the spirits-based RTD line in June of last year.
•Houston, Texas-based Yellow Rose Distilling has launched Harris County High Rye Bourbon. The 46% abv whiskey is distilled from a mash that includes 25% rye and matured for 30 months before bottling. All grains used in Harris County’s production are sourced from Texas. The new whiskey joins Premium American, Rye, and Outlaw Bourbon, alongside limited releases, in the distillery’s portfolio. Yellow Rose Harris County is rolling out this month in Texas, California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida through Southern Glazer’s and will retail for around $45 a 750-ml.
•Napa Valley-based Groth Vineyards & Winery has named Ted Henry as director of winegrowing. Henry comes to Groth from Clos du Val, where he served for five years, most recently as director of winemaking. In his new role, Henry will oversee every step of the wine production process at Groth, from growing the grapes to bottling the wines. Groth’s Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Reserve 2016 ranked fourth among Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2019.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.