Hesperian Wines

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 164
Vintage

2014

Hesperian Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Sourced from extremely rocky and steep Kitoko Vineyard at 1,400-feet elevation on Atlas Peak
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Clones 7, 337, 341), 100% estate, aged 20 months in 100% new French oak
  • Reflecting its wild terroir, the wine is full of energy, tension and power
  • Attentive and respectful winemaking polishes the intrinsic wild character of the wine

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family Your Premiere Napa Valley wine was sourced from extremely rocky and steep Kitoko Vineyard at 1,400-feet elevation on Atlas Peak. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Clones 7, 337, 341), 100% estate fruit and aged 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Reflecting its wild terroir, the wine is full of energy, tension and power, while attentive and respectful winemaking polishes the intrinsic wild character of the wine to give harmony and elegance.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • 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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