Hesperian Wines

2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction | Lot No. 58
Vintage

2021

Hesperian Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Kitoko Vineyard, perched at 1,400 feet on Atlas Peak
  • A select blend produced with seven different lots to best reflect the vineyard
  • 21-year-old vines bring more depth and complexity to the wine
  • Aging 20 months on 80% new French oak

Description

This is Philippe Langner’s 10th anniversary producing wine from Kitoko Vineyard, his vineyard on Atlas Peak. The past years allowed him to understand his terroir much better through experimentation and observation. This wine reflects all the past work. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted by blending seven different lots to reflect the vineyard in its completeness and to achieve finesse, power, complexity and ageability.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Philippe Langner

Winemaker, Hesperian Wines

Winemaker, Philippe Langner

I learned viticulture and wine-making in Bordeaux. In 2001 I started working at Sullivan Vineyards and in 2002 I became the viticulturist and the winemaker. I started my own label, Hesperian, in 2004 when I fell in love with a tiny vineyard in Coombsville. After almost 10 years at Sullivan Vineyards we parted ways. A few months later I moved in my new vineyard on Atlas Peak where I spend a lot of time in the vineyard to get the best possible fruit in a very challenging, but rewarding, terroir. Thru the years I have consulted on a number of wine-making projects.

Country born: El Salvador but i'm french

Education: Bachelor of Science in Agronomy - UC Davis
Master of Science in Agronomy - UC Davis
Master of Science in Agricultural Economics - UC Davis

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I used to extract a lot from grapes and let time soften the wine. Now that I have my own vineyard that produces very tannic grapes I extract much more gently to create rich relatively soft wine with strong but integrated tannins.
There is no recipe. You have to adapt your technique to the fruit and to the kind of wine you are trying to make.
What drives my wine-making is balance before all. I like to make age-worthy wines that will show their true complexity with time.

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