Area of Production: 14.2 acres
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vine Age: 20yrs
Bottle Style: Bordeaux
Production: 3,200 Cases
Winemaker: Philippe Langner
Individual rows are picked incrementally, at the point of optimum ripeness, then fermented in separate lots.
- Fermentation’s are typically somewhat cool to preserve esters and aromatics.
- New oak is employed judiciously at Hesperian, with rarely more than 50% new French oak employed in the élévage of the wines.
- The wines are racked according to their need, but seldom more than twice in their upbringing. The wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Alcohol content: 14.4%
Anatomy No1. is a medium bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that has cedar, graphite, and pencil lead notes similar to a French offering from Bordeaux but wrapped inside there is California ripe fruit qualities of blackberry, plum, fennel and baking spices from oak aging that emerge through over time. All of Philippe’s wines are meant for contemplation and it pays off to experience them slowly. They are made to reflect the land and the influence mother nature has on the subtle nuances in tannin, aromatics, and flavor.