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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 90256)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon is widely recognized as Hall's premier estate cuvee. This wine showcases the legendary Sacrashe vineyard's distinctive hillside terroir; it is a massive, well structured wine born of low yielding vines, meticulous cultivation and exacting harvesting practices.

The 2003 Kathryn Hall displays an array of complex aromas of fruit, oak and terroir. Initially, the wine displays sweet fruit aromas of cassis, plum, and blackberry. However, as the aromas linger, one can discover subtle notes of nutmeg, vanilla, toasted pecans and chocolate express themselves beautifully. The flavors are full-bodied and lush, with the round, rich tannin structure that reflects its mountain-grown origins. This wine is drinking beautifully right now, but for those who prefer to defer their gratification, the 2003 will continue to evolve in complexity and character over the next 3-10 years.

93 POINTS. "What a roll this winery has been on the last several vintages. The '03 is huge, showing masses of forward, classic Cabernet fruit. Just erupts with dark berry-cherry, plum boysenberry and coffee flavors with rich, butterscotchy, gingersnap cookie note... Best 2009-2015." Cellar Selection.
Wine Enthusiast, December 15, 2006

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About Hall:

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.