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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 90257)
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was created as a blend of several premier vineyards located in diverse microclimates around the valley with the majority of the fruit coming from local hillside or mountain vineyards. Overall production increased significantly this year due to the acquisition of newer vineyard sources coupled with a growing demand for the wine.

"Our 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon shows deep, rich fruit notes. Hints of spicy oak and vanilla complement the concentrated aromas of blackberry jam, chocolate, and cassis. On the palate, the flavors are bold, full-bodied, and intense, yet the wine maintains balance, richness and an elegant finish. This wine will continue to develop richness, depth and complexity with additional time in the bottle and should drink exceptionally well for the next 10-15 years." —Richard Batchelor, Winemaker

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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.