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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Hall Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Hall Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 107564)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2009 HALL Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc balances expressively ripe fruit with bright, buoyant acidity. The backbone of this lusty blend hails from a vineyard partner in the cool region of Yountville and delivers ripe vibrant citrus flavors. Grapes from our Napa River Ranch contribute poetic minerality while Hardester vineyard fruit imparts lush tropical aromatics and opulent texture.

Fermented mostly in stainless steel tanks and refrained from malolactic fermentation, our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc possesses an assured fruitforwardness, freshness, and focus. We harvested our grapes at the height of ripeness and stirred the yeast lees after fermentation. The result is a rich wine with layered texture. Aromas of pink grapefruit and Meyer lemon blossom are complemented by a lush cascade of guava and lychee on the palate carrying through to a crisp, ringing 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.