Hesperian Wines

Kitoko Vineyard
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 145
Vintage: 2016

Hesperian Wines

Kitoko Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

5 cases produced


  • • Fruit for this wine is from Kitoko Vineyard, located on the steep and rocky slope of Atlas Peak
  • • The grapes were harvested from September 6 to October 13, 2016 to achieve varied levels of ripeness
  • • Aged in French oak barrels for 20 months
  • • This blend was crafted to reflect the vineyard’s terroir, achieving complexity and balance


A series of ripeness trials was performed in 2016 to find the best balance on this terroir. As a result, we have seven different lots to play and craft a unique wine that will show balance, elegance, understated power and complexity.

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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1401 Willow Pass Road
Suit 900
Concord  CA  94520-5242

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