Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Our 2011 HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is brimming with aromas of cassis, black cherry and espresso. On the palate, opulent flavors of dark bing cherry, blackberry and notes of caramel lead to a velvety finish.
Wine Enthusiast - "Dark and dense, this is sourced from the winery’s own Sacrashe property in the hillsides of Rutherford, as well as Bergfeld Vineyard. The wine has a concentrated and jammy quality that doesn’t step over the edge. It offers anise, blackberry, black currant and dried herb around a soft, rounded mouthfeel and long finish. Enjoy 2021–2026. "
Wine Spectator - "Fairly rich and concentrated, with excellent depth and a range of flavor built around dark berry, mocha, espresso, cedar and tobacco notes, turning graceful mid-palate and ending with a persistent finish. Offers ripe, interwoven tannins. Drink now through 2024. "
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon delivers our interpretation of the quintessential Napa Cabernet: dense, opulent, and symphonic, with balance and beauty to the core. Achieving a wine with these attributes, vintage after vintage, drives our winegrowing and winemaking efforts. This wine incorporates choice fruit from vineyards throughout Napa Valley—from the small rugged hillside sites of our partner growers to each of our organic estate vineyards. By blending these various lots, we create a rich panorama on the palate, a landscape of complexity and character that clearly depicts Napa Valley."
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Hall Wines is located in Napa Valley and employs organic small-vine viticulture, precision winemaking, wild-yeast fermentation and micro-block blending to fully extract the purity and quintessence of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Their estate vineyards encompass more than 300 acres of classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. The Halls have a strong respect for the environment and a commitment to cutting edge technology to yield the highest quality grapes. Through meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards, Hall wines are able to express the unique and diverse character of Napa Valley's soils and climate. View all Hall Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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5 ratings, 3 with reviewsWilfred Wong (of Wine.com) - San Francisco, CA47/2/2014
One of Napa Valley's top producers, Hall has produced a superior 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. Shows tart red fruit and sweet earth in the nose. On the palate, the wine brights pretty currants, with a shading of sweet oak. Excellent finish, pleasing sweet tannins in the aftertaste.Jayme2014 - Newington, CT31/2/2015
- Earth & Spicy
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- marinated pork tenderloin
This is really a tart red...very tannic....really needed to be consumed with a nice steak. I chose a perfect filet from Bobby Flay's Bar Americain. It helped. I would probably not go with Hall cab again, but it was the best economical choice on the wine list for sure.Gavin Falls - Bronx, NY212/14/2014
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Better Cabs available for less money.Chhamlet - Pasadena, CA59/24/2014mullzoo - Boston, MA28/24/2014
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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