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Hestan 2009 "Stephanie" Proprietary Red, Napa Valley


A blockbuster new Cabernet blend from Hestan Vineyards.  Usually only available to mailing list members we have a small amount of this tiny production Cabernet while our allocation lasts!

97 Points Robert Whitley:  "This wine is a masterpiece of balance and complexity. On the nose, it exhibits notes of cedar, spice, licorice and mocha. On the palate, the purity of fruit is stunning by revealing aromas of blueberry, black currant and blackberry in endless layers of flavor. The wine is dense and rich without being daunting, and the gentle backnote of wood smoke provides a wonderful savory accent. The wine finishes with long, persistent waves of flavor. This is Napa Valley red wine at its finest.

Brix26 Inside Scoop:  "Stephanie Red comes from relative Napa Valley newcomer Hestan Vineyards, who are turning out some great high-end wines.  The Stephanie 2008 Proprietary Red has quietly become one of our top-selling Cab-based blends over the last few vintages for good reason:  its got all the hallmarks of a "classic" California Cabernet: plenty of rich berry fruit and that dusty tannin; not a wimpy Cab and not a giant fruit bomb.  If you're a Cab-lover, Stephanie should be next on your wish list.  Every time a customer calls and asks what new Cabernet we recommend, we'll send them Stephanie and 9 times out of ten they reorder a case!"

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