Hesperian Wines

Kitoko Vineyard
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 14
Vintage: 2018

Hesperian Wines

Kitoko Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

5 cases produced


  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown at 1,400 feet on the steep and rocky slopes of Atlas Peak
  • Crafted from various parcels of Kitoko Vineyards to create a unique blend
  • Aging for 19 months in 100% French oak barrels
  • A deceptively soft and elegant wine with tremendous underlying power


This one-of-a-kind 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon is grown at 1,400 feet on the steep and rocky slopes of the Atlas Peak nested appellation. Crafted from various parcels of Kitoko Vineyards to create a unique blend that is deceptively soft and elegant with tremendous underlying power that will leave you wanting another taste. Aging for 19 months in 100 perfect French oak barrels.

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.

San Francisco 49ers / Levy

4949 Marie P. DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara  CA  95054-1229


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