Hestan Vineyards

Hestan Vineyards

Napa Valley Stephanie

Beautiful cab. Loved it with steak dinner. — 5 years ago

Gregg Congleton
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Gregg Congleton

Spicy fruit with soft tannins and balance

Hestan Vineyards

Stephanie Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2008

S Butterfield
9.7

Bouncy, layered, ethereal, curiously complex Cali bordeaux blend. Sometimes difficult to pick out notes because the structure and flavors are seamless and the tannin/acids are exceptionally balanced. Wonderful tension between richness of fruit/oak and the zippy mineral floral tones. Super long finish. — 5 years ago

Hestan Vineyards

Meyer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Very big, fruit forward cab that is pleasing but just can't compete with the really heavy duty cabs in terms of depth, complexity Etc. Similar to the past vintages. Reminds me of past vintages of Caymus. It will be interesting to see what age does to this wine. I believe TRB is winemaker? — 6 years ago

Hestan Vineyards

Unfiltered Chardonnay

A light yellow. Honey glazed Burgundian style. Cloudy visual. White fruit nose. — 2 years ago

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Meyer Vineyard Petit Verdot 2013

Smokey black fruit w/ a hint of Almond on the finish — 5 years ago

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Stephanie Napa Valley Merlot 2009

This wants me to drink more Napa merlot — 6 years ago

Theorem Vineyards

Voir Dire Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

David T
9.6

Theorem Voir Dire is a relatively newer wine made by Thomas Rivers Brown or as some of us refer to as TRB. TRB makes or has made a number of wines which include; Chiarello, Outpost, Schrader, Aston Estate, Boars’ View, Maybach, Rivers-Marie, Seaver Vineyards, Hestan, Casa Piena, Saunter, Wallis, Black Sears, Harris Estate, Kinsella, Jones Family, Travail, Stone the Crows, Pulido-Walker, Post Parade, Riverain, Shibumi Knoll, Hobel, Revana, Ampère, 4 Winds, the Grade, Round Pond, Senses, Mending Wall, Sodhani, Vermeil, Gemstone, and QTR. TRB has made at least 25 💯 point wines in his career.

If you love a big, bold, brooding, luxurious, gorgeous, sexy Cabernet, as Val Kilmer said, in “Tombstone” “I’m your huckleberry”, (2013 Voir Dire).

Its color is dark and well extracted. The nose reveals, rich, ruby lush, fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, concentrated blueberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries and an array of purple fruits. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, mocha powder, dark chocolate, mellow dark spice, black licorice to anise, sweet tarriness, saddle-wood, rich, dark soil, dry crushed rock powder, limestone volcanic minerals, nice subtle herbaceous notes, very dark fresh & withering dark florals, violets and lavender.

The body is big, bold lush, ruby, and deeply concentrated with big dark, tarry, sticky, well rounded, meaty tannins. The ripe, lush, rich fruits are beautiful and well extracted. The structure is big as is the tension. It has long length and beautiful balance. Ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, concentrated blueberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries and an array of purple fruits. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, mocha powder, dark chocolate, caramel, mellow dark spice, black licorice to anise, sweet tarriness, saddle-wood, rich, dark soil, dry finely crushed rock powder, limestone volcanic minerals, nice subtle herbaceous notes with very dark fresh & withering florals, violets and lavender. The acidity is round and nicely done. The long, elegant, beautiful, richly concentrated finish is superb and it persists for minutes.

It is through
@Isaac Pirolo who has recently become their VP of Sales & Marketing, I became familiar with their wines and thank him for arranging our visit.

Photos of; Theorem’s Estate vines, Winemaker-Thomas Rivers Brown, Owners-Kisha and Jason Itkin and the Victorian house they renovated on the property.
— 3 years ago

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@David T Excellent notes! Thank you for visiting Theorem — it’s too bad we missed each other. I hope we can get together in Napa Valley soon.

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Romeo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Very big and complex; opened almost smokey and with tar - used a by the glass aerator - 30 mins later - wow - big fruit coming through but also smoothing out - still young. Very glad Hestan vineyards recommended I stop by this tasting room. A block or two down from Hestan, almost diagonally across from French Laundry. They are making very good wine here. — 5 years ago