Hesperian Anatomy No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | Help the winery recover from Napa fires!
Hesperian Anatomy No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 presents a deep purple color. Ripe aromas of black cherry, cassis, and blueberry, with developing notes of tobacco, vanilla, and toast. Also a rich, fleshy palate with a focused core of black fruits and ripe tannins, which glide a silken texture to a powerful finish. Drink now-2023. Rather, an impressive Napa Cabernet by winemaker Phillipe Langner that demonstrates considerable value. Drink now-2022.
Most of all, Hesperian Anatomy No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is a marvelous, plush, silky, and rich rendition of this classic vintage. Yet to recoup costs and continue rebuilding his home and office, Philippe has offered us a special price on this 2013 Anatomy No. 1. While his wines routinely sell for up to $80 at the winery, today’s price of $19 (buy 12+) offers another incredible opportunity. Just 100 cases.
Hesperian | Boutique Napa Winery caught in the firestorm
So it’s true, last year’s fires set Langner back. But equally true is that his firm commitment to producing delicious wines of great purity, detail, and longevity never wavered. Here’s another win-win-win opportunity for our clients. Hence, a great wine at a great price and a great boost to a winemaker rising up from the ashes.
The majority of the wines in Philippe’s boutique portfolio retail at $80-$100 and above. So, these are single-vineyard gems from his estate vineyards that have impressed the likes of Robert Parker and more. With Anatomy No. 1, Philippe sought to employ the same world-class touch, extreme care, and attention to detail to produce “a delicious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon at an affordable price.” As we see it, he has exceeded all expectations. The 2013 Anatomy No. 1, sourced from several prime Napa Valley sites, some farmed by Langner himself, is ripe and smooth, loaded with unctuous dark fruits, and is just beginning to divulge some of the bottle-aged complexity we’ve been anticipating of this knock-out vintage.
Winemaker Phillipe Langner
While at Rothschild-held Château Clarke in the Médoc, Langner worked alongside Michel Rolland, the man responsible for some of the world’s highest-scoring and notoriously rare clarets and Cabernets. Langer then returned to California — he earned his degree at U.C. Davis — spending a decade as head viticulturist and winemaker at Napa’s Sullivan Winery, while simultaneously developing Hesperian. In 2010 Philippe left Sullivan, settling into Hesperian full-time at his current 14-acre plot on Atlas Peak.