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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Hall Napa Valley Merlot 2005
Hall Napa Valley Merlot 2005
(search item no. 94591)

PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $27.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Hall 2005 Napa Valley Merlot is sourced from two of their premier estate vineyards, Napa River Ranch and Hardester. The Hardester vineyard, with its rugged, low-yielding hillside vines, produces fruit with weight, density and broad structure. By contrast, the dry-farmed valley oor vines of Napa River Ranch contribute rich fruit with lively aromatics and a plush mouthfeel. A small amount of fruit from renowned sub-appellations beyond Hall's vineyard portfolio further enhances the depth and complexity of this harmonious blend.

Intense aromatics of cedar oak are accented by scents of roasted coffee beans and a hint of violets and roses. An open, textured palate of ripe briar fruit, dusty mocha and black pepper -finishes with a surge of plum and soft tannin.

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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.