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Hestan Stephanie Merlot 2014

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Vintage: 2014
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    In the heart of Napa Valley, Hestan Vineyards has crafted a masterpiece in the form of the Hestan Stephanie Merlot 2014, a wine that embodies the essence of luxury and craftsmanship. Guided by the skilled hands of winemaker Jeff Gaffner, this vintage is a testament to the artistry and dedication that defines Hestan Wines.

    Pouring into the glass, the Hestan ‘Stephanie’ Merlot 2014 presents a mesmerizing dark red hue, reminiscent of the rich, fertile soils from which the grapes were nurtured. The intensity of the color foreshadows the depth and complexity that awaits the discerning palate.

    Upon the first swirl, the nose is greeted by an enchanting medley of dark red fruits, cedar, and brown spice. The aromatic profile further unfolds with the subtleties of leather, creating a symphony of scents that dance in harmony. Intriguingly, floral notes and the essence of bottle brush add layers of sophistication, making this Merlot a sensory journey in itself.

    With a sip, the palate is embraced by the sheer opulence of this wine. The 2014 ‘˜Stephanie’ Merlot is marked by an exceptional complexity that sets it apart. The dark red fruit notes persist, joined by an elegant interplay of sweet vanilla oak. The mouthfeel is nothing short of remarkable, a testament to the meticulous winemaking process. This wine showcases a lengthy finish that lingers, leaving behind a trail of indulgence.

    Renowned wine critics have praised its complexity, with notes of cedar, brown spice, and leather creating a sensory experience that is unparalleled. The floral and bottle brush elements have been lauded for their contribution to the wine’s overall elegance. One can truly appreciate the meticulous blend crafted by Jeff Gaffner, where 26% Pet Verdot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 17% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Franc have come together in perfect harmony. The 28 months spent in French oak, with 50% new oak, further contribute to the wine’s depth and character. This limited-edition release, bottled on February 13, 2017, at 14.7% alcohol, has only 632 cases in existence, making it a rare and highly sought-after gem.

    In the world of Hestan Wines, the ‘Stephanie’ Merlot 2014 stands tall, a testament to the commitment to excellence that defines the vineyards. With every sip, one can savor the culmination of years of expertise, the terroir of Hestan, and the artistic vision of Jeff Gaffner. Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of fine wines, the Hestan ‘Stephanie’ Merlot 2014 promises an experience that transcends expectations, making it a standout in the illustrious portfolio of Hestan Vineyards.

    8 reviews for Hestan Stephanie Merlot 2014

    1. Paul Lee

      The Hestan Stephanie Merlot 2014 is like a walk through a forest with its notes of oak, cedar, and tobacco. The finish of blackberry and licorice is both surprising and satisfying.

    2. Lorena Brown

      The Stephanie Merlot wine offers a luxurious experience with its bold blackberry notes and subtle hints of baking spice. It is as satisfying as a piece of rich mocha cake.

    3. Myrtle Smith

      Stephanie wine is a fine mix of chocolate and vanilla, with the surprising twist of pastry flavors. It’s like a dessert in a glass, the perfect sweet finish to a meal.

    4. Sarah Martinez

      This Stephanie Merlot wine is a delightful blend of cherry and raspberry flavors. The subtle hints of tobacco and leather add complexity to the palate.

    5. Clarice Stollar

      This Stephanie Merlot wine is a treat for the senses with its dark fruit and raspberry flavors, complemented by a hint of smoke and leather.

    6. Samuel Skinner

      Stephanie wine enchants with its combination of cherry and vanilla flavors, tinged with a hint of cedar. The inclusion of pastry notes is both surprising and delightful.

    7. William Corscadden

      The Hestan Stephanie Merlot 2014 is a well-balanced wine. The licorice and pepper flavors play well with the dominant oak, creating a unique sipping experience.

    8. Delores Fortin

      The Hestan Stephanie Merlot 2014 is a symphony of dark fruit with a dash of pepper and smoky aftertaste. The oak and cedar undertones offer a rustic charm.

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    What does Hestan Stephanie Merlot 2014 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, smoke

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, vanilla

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, dark fruit

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, licorice, cinnamon

    raisin, dried fruit

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    lavender

    Food Pairing with Hestan Stephanie Merlot 2014

    Our wine experts think this Red Wine Hestan Stephanie Merlot 2014 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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