Ep 183 - Philippe Langner of Hesperian Wines


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This week features our interview with viticulturist and winemaker Philippe Langner of Hesperian Wines our of Napa Valley.

Wines from Hesperian Wines - note that these wines were provided as samples to us but the opinions below are our own.

Anatomy No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - priced around $33

  • Bordeaux-style blend of mostly Cab with a little Merlot and Syrah
  • Aromas of black currents, red plum, blackberries, earth and leather
  • it's dry with medium plus acidity and tannins with flavors similar to aromas - dark fruits, leather, with a little vegetal note on the finish
  • This is a big, bold wine with structure bout a lot of juicy, ripe fruit

2015 Hesperian Cabernet Sauvignon - priced around $100.

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Deep purple color with strong aromas of fennel and dark fruits
  • it's dry with medium acid and tannins with flavors of fennel, dark fruits and a herbal quality
  • it's a less fruity cab and more herbal and mellow
  • drink now through 2035

2015 Hesperian Cabernet Sauvignon Kitoko Vineyard - priced around $150

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Aromas of dark fruits, violets and dusty earth
  • it's dry with medium acid and tannins and flavors of dark fruits, leather and a hint of baking spices
  • Bold but refined Cab that is good to drink now or if you're willing to wait will continue to evolve until 2035

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