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Hestan Cabernet Sauvignon Stephanie 2008

Hestan Cabernet Sauvignon Stephanie 2008

Sku: P59445

Tasting notes
Aromas of brown spice, clove, dark chocolate and sage. Layers of blackberry, currant and wild spice. Dusty fine-grained tannins, sweet vanilla-laced oak. Long, seamless finish.

Wine maker notes
The 2008 growing season was a good reminder that Mother Nature is not always on your side. A winter drought gave way to one of the coldest spring frosts on record. The growing season that followed was cooler than average until the first week in September when the mercury soared above 100 for a week straight. However nerve wracking for us, the roller coaster ride proved ideal for the grapes, producing smaller than average yields of concentrated fruit. After the heat spike in early September, temperatures remained cool, and we settled into a long, well-paced harvest season, which allowed the grapes to hang on the vine for an extended period, gaining balance and flavor intensity. In the end, the 2008 vintage ranks as one of the best of the decade for Napa Valley, producing wines of stellar structure, concentration, elegance and age-worthiness.

Technical notes
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot, 6% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc.

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
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