Hall 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley


Kathryn and Craig Hall are making some of Napa Valley's best Cabernets in their state-of-the-art winery amid the legendary Sacrashe Vineyard in the hills of Rutherford.   Get the new vintage before it sells out.

94 Points Brix26:  "With its deep purple hue, the HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon drives complex aromas of jammy blackberry puree, rich cassis, Asian Five-Spice and dark chocolate from the glass. The fleshy texture is both dense and opulent, the perfect platform for brawny black and briar fruit flavors that persist through the velvety, enduring finish. This wine will continue to gain complexity and grace for 5-10 years."

previous vintage 95 Points Robert Parker:  "The Cabernet Sauvignon is another huge wine. Despite its size, it possesses silky tannins and great concentration of fruit. Blackberries, blueberries, spices and suave tannins provide the backdrop for this extroverted, striking Cabernet Sauvignon. In a decidedly opulent style, with hints of sweetness on the finish, this is yet another intriguing wine. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030...

...This is a thrilling set of wines from Hall. The estate favors a rich, extroverted style, yet all of these wines have distinct personalities and tons of sheer character. Meticulous viticulture followed by native yeast fermentations, slow, natural malos and minimal rackings are at the heart of the approach at Hall. The wines are aged in French oak (mostly Taransaud, 40-90% new) and are bottled with no fining or filtration. Readers who appreciate the more opulent side of Napa Valley will find much to admire here. Simply put, I was blown away by what I tasted.


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