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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Hall Napa Valley Merlot 2004
Hall Napa Valley Merlot 2004
(search item no. 90258)
The Wine News rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Hall's 2004 Merlot offers bright fruit aromas of raspberry and cherry with notes of caramelized wood and brown spices. On the palate, expect generous briar fruit and black cherry with hints of spice, mocha and vanilla as smooth, subtle tannins round out the mid palate, leading to a long, lingering finish. While immediately approachable, this wine has the structure to age well over the next 3 to 5 years.

"Reserved scents of chocolate and raspberry with secondary nuances of minerals and dust. Ripe flavors of black cherry and sugared plum. Velvety tannins and lingering raspberry notes in the smooth finish."
-Wine News

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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.