2015 Stephanie Cabernet Sauvignon (Hestan Estate)

Year: 2015
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA-California
Jeb Dunnuck: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.3%
Price :
$39.95

"A value-priced Napa Cabernet (the blend is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc) that spent 28 months all in French oak (40%), the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a solid bouquet of blackcurrants, spiced plums, new leather, dried herbs, and violets. These carry to a medium-bodied 2015 that has plenty of fruit, a rounded texture, moderate tannins, a clean finish. This is a classy, balanced, mid-weight Cabernet that has lots to love. It’s going to keep for over a decade" (JD)

"Thick in sturdy tannin and oak, this hugely concentrated red contains small amounts of Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. French oak (40% new) cradled it for 28 months. Leather, tobacco and soy highlight a dusty texture of brooding black fruit. -Virginie Boone" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Named for Stanley and Helen's only daughter Stephanie. Stephanie, now grown, has the perfect wines to represent her. The bottle itself reflects an image of a silkscreen golden harp, a nod to Stephanie's musical talents. The wines are elegant and lovely, just as Stephanie is.