Hestan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Hestan Vineyards is a family-owned estate on the eastern slopes of the Napa Valley. The estate's carefully-tended 110 acres are blanketed with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. They also operate a small Chardonnay vineyard planted at the mouth of the Napa River. Winemakers Jeff Gaffner and Thomas Rivers Brown translate these varietals into award-winning, limited-release wines for the Hestan, Meyer and Stephanie labels. Hestan Vineyards was born from the culinary passion of Stanley Cheng and his wife, Helen. Stanley pioneered hard-anodized cookware in the 1970s and has continued to improve the ways we cook through innovations from back-of-house to the backyard. The Hestan wines are a cellar selection of the very finest lots produced from the Hestan vineyards by critically acclaimed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. These wines are opulent and hedonistic, a powerful example of the vineyards’ depth and complexity. Each year, fewer than 750 cases are made of each wine.
Wine AdvocateHestan Vineyards’ 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, which emanates from their 56 acres of Bordeaux varietals, is aged 20 months in new French oak and bottled without fining or filtration by proprietors Stanley and Helen Cheng. A beautiful set of aromatics consisting of white flowers, blueberries, blackcurrants and black cherries emerge from this opaque ruby/purple wine. The palate is flawless, with a seamless integration of acidity, alcohol, tannin and wood. It is full-bodied, rich and impressive. Add to that its thrilling purity and length, and this is a top-notch, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from Hestan. Drink it over the next 20-30 years.
Wine SpectatorBold, rich and pure, with tiers of loamy earth, cedar, dark berry, licorice and spice. Gains power without losing finesse, ending pure and chewy. Drink now through 2030. 625 cases made.