Hestan Vineyards

Estate Selection
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 193


Hestan Vineyards

Estate Selection

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Thomas Rivers Brown draws upon his years of experience with the Hestan estate to showcase our best in this wine
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from several hillside blocks on the estate, which was first planted in 1997
  • Includes fruit from newer blocks that Thomas planted in 2009, enhancing the wine’s depth and character
  • Focused, layered, dusty red and blue fruit flavors framed by natural acidity that gives lift and length

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. Thomas Rivers Brown distills the best of Hestan Vineyards in this special Premiere Napa Valley bottling, which for the first time incorporates some of the newer Cabernet Sauvignon plantings he supervised on the estate in 2009. Deep and focused, the fruit from Hestan Vineyards, situated on the eastern slopes of the Vaca Mountains, benefits from exposure to the early morning sun and shade protection from the heat of the afternoon. These conditions created a wine with complex layers of red and blue fruit framed by natural acidity that gives lift and length and a tannin structure to age gracefully.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Thomas Rivers Brown

Winemaker, Hestan Vineyards

Winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown

Since moving to Napa Valley from Sumter, South Carolina in 1996, Brown has established himself as one of Napa's most exciting winemakers.

After three years as assistant winemaker to Ehren Jordan at Turley, he went out on his own as a consulting winemaker in 2000. His first two clients, Outpost and Chiarello, are now part of an impressive portfolio that includes: Maybach, Schrader and his own label, Rivers Marie.

Brown's no-holds-barred approach to making uncompromising wines has resulted in effusive praise from the wine press, including unprecedented double 100 point scores from the Wine Advocate's Robert Parker.

In 2009 Thomas joined the Hestan Vineyards winemaking team, taking over production of the winery's critically acclaimed Hestan Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

Country born: United States

Education: On-the-job experience under excellent mentors

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Non-interventionist, allowing the terroir of the vineyard to be fully expressed in the resulting wines.

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2495 Old Middlefield Way
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Anthem Winery And Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 20
Hestan Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Selection 20
Newton Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder Block 203 20
Perliss Estate 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga The Ravens, Amphora 20
Rubissow 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder Hawkwind 20
Hestan Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Stephanie "Bravura" 17
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