Hestan Vineyards’ 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, which emanates from their 56 acres of Bordeaux varietals, is aged 20 months in new French oak and bottled without fining or filtration by proprietors Stanley and Helen Cheng. A beautiful set of aromatics consisting of white flowers, blueberries, blackcurrants and black cherries emerge from this opaque ruby/purple wine. The palate is flawless, with a seamless integration of acidity, alcohol, tannin and wood. It is full-bodied, rich and impressive. Add to that its thrilling purity and length, and this is a top-notch, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from Hestan. Drink it over the next 20-30 years.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 96 pts
Bold, rich and pure, with tiers of loamy earth, cedar, dark berry, licorice and spice. Gains power without losing finesse, ending pure and chewy. Drink now through 2030.
- Wine Spectator, 94 pts