The 2008 Hesperian Cabernet Sauvignon — a blend of pristine Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from select vineyards in Rutherford, Yountville, Coombsville, and Mt. Veeder — is a wonderful opportunity to savor the complexity and mellowed textures of a majestically-aged Napa Cabernet at nearly 15 years old, direct from Hesperian’s cellars. But it’s so much more, too: After the devastating fires that ravaged so many homes and wineries in Napa in October 2017, Hesperian winemaker Philippe Langner opened up his cellars to release the last 100 cases of this remarkable 2008.
From the inception of Hesperian Wines, Philippe kept a good portion of his wines in perfect conditions in a climate controlled warehouse for release when the wines were ready to drink. You now get the opportunity to purchase perfectly matured wine without having to wait.
A fabulous, winery-cellar matured Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from a 14-acre estate vineyard on Atlas Peak. Made by Phillippe Langer, ex-Chateau Clarke, this has a nicely evolved nose of wild black fruits, blueberry, coffee, chocolatey oak, and meaty bottle complexity. The wine has plenty of energy, with a dense creamy mid-palate, fresh acidity, rich, chewy tannins, and a long spicy finish. Complex and mellowed at 15 years old,