2008 hestan stephanie merlot
currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla
violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box
"A concentrated yet supple wine with lovely color, elegant texture and great length. Notes of brown spice, cedar, plum back cherry, black currant, herb and mocha with a touch of cranberry on the end.
The provenance of Napa Valley’s Hestan Vineyards, the pedigree of Bordeaux’s classic red grape varietals and the artistry of consulting winemaker Jeff Gaffner come together in “Stephanie” by Hestan Vineyards. Named for owners Stanley and Helen Cheng’s only daughter, whose concert harp is depicted on the label, Stephanie is the virtuoso expression of Hestan Vineyard’s full varietal composition.
Situated in the rolling hills of eastern Napa Valley, Hestan Vineyards is a 41 acre tapestry of small, individually farmed blocks." -Winery