Hestan Vineyards

The Hestan wines are a cellar selection of the very finest lots produced from the Hestan vineyards by critically acclaimed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. These wines are opulent and hedonistic, a powerful example of the vineyards' depth and complexity. Each year, fewer than 750 cases are made of each wine.

2016 Hestan Grenache

2016 Hestan Grenache

"In really hot climates like the southeast corner of Napa Valley, Grenache develops spiciness, ripe red fruit, as well as a pronounced acid component.  We continue to ferment this wine 100% whole cluster and age it exclusively in neutral French oak barrels, which instills a structured framework and keeps the fruit and spice notes uninhibited and pure. The wine displays a medium ruby color with a rose petal halo on the outside. Aromas of spearmint, crushed raspberries, and white pepper swell out of the glass.  On the palate interlaced notes of kirsch liquor, allspice, eucalyptus, and a dusting of cocoa on the finish come together in harmony.  The drawn out finish is clean and provides a noticeable high-tone herbal quality.  Perhaps because this is a wine that is made from younger vines there is a really youthful energy to this bottling that comes through in a uplifting sensation as the wine is experienced from the front to the back of the palate.  With an abundance of complex aromatics and dynamic flavors we have high hopes for the overall quality and development of this program moving forward.” – Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown

Winemaker: Thomas Rivers Brown
Appellation: Napa Valley
Blend: 100% Grenache

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