Hestan Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 105


Hestan Vineyards


Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • A blend of the five Bordeaux varieties from Hestan Vineyards estate planted in 1997
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are in the finished wine
  • This Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend was co-harvested, co-fermented and aged for 28 months in new French oak
  • This rare winemaking technique creates a wine with great flavor integration and layers of complexity

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.77
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Jeff Gaffner

Winemaker, Hestan Vineyards

Winemaker, Jeff Gaffner

I began as a cellar rat at Chateau St. Jean under the tutelage of Richard Arrowood, and I went on to become part of the winemaking team responsible for the 1996 Cinq Cepages (Wine Spectator Wine of the Year ’99). I launched my own brand, Saxon Brown, in 1997 and my consulting business in 1999 for clients including Edgewood Estates, Xtant, Three Sticks, Black Kite Cellars, Ram’s Gate and Hestan. I specialize in single-vineyard varietals noted for site signature, elegance and balance.

Country born: United States

Education: My mentor was Dick Arrowood.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I spend a lot of time in the vineyard, keep a meticulously clean cellar and pay attention to what the grapes and wine need. I embrace a traditional approach to focus on making wines of balance and elegance.

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2421 Tusitala Street
Honolulu  HI  96815

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