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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Hall Napa Valley Merlot 2010
Hall Napa Valley Merlot 2010
(search item no. 126122)
green wine


PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

2010 was an ideal vintage for Merlot, as slightly cooler weather allowed the fruit to ripen steadily and maintain excellent focus. We selected fruit from our cooler vineyard sites to craft this wine and the result is vibrant and expressive.

Displaying a deep garnet hue, this wine teems with pronounced aromas of raspberry, black cherry, and cocoa with hints of violet, black spice, and cola. The palate possesses a laser focus of black raspberry jam melded with rose petal and mocha. While the flavors are rich and perisstent, this wine is in no way heavey or clumsy. It is well-defined and well-balanced straight through its eloquent finish.

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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.