Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
The 2007 HALL "Kathryn Hall" Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted predominantly from the fruit of the illustrious Sacrashe vineyard, exuding the dark, dense, powerful character of this distinctive vineyard site.
Heady aromatics of black spice, blackberry and freshly turned earth launch into a loaded palate of dark plum, briar fruit, leather and smoke. Dense yet sweet tannins lend grip and cadre. Crafted at our gravity-fed HALL Rutherford winery, the HALL "Kathryn Hall" Cabernet Sauvignon is undeniably complex and enticing, and will gracefully evolve for 12-15 years.
Wine Enthusiast - "One of the richest Cabernets of the vintage. Amazingly soft and velvety in the mouth, yet there's a solid grip of acidity and tannins that balance the richness. The flavors are extrodinary, ranging from blackberry and cherry-pie filling through currant liqueur and milk chocolate to leather. So decadent now, it's hard to resist, but should develop for 4-6 years."
The Wine Advocate - "The gorgeous 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up notions of bay leaves, new saddle leather, black currants, blackberries, and spring flowers. Dense, full-bodied, and opulent, with superb purity and length, but no hard edges, it should age effortlessly for 15+ years. Range: 91-93 "
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. View all Hall Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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12 ratings, 4 with reviews510/27/2011exxxxcelent48/5/2011great stuff. firm, bold.Red w/Attitude - Miami, FL46/29/2011disneydave - Topeka, KS46/3/2011erwinh - Palo Alto, CA44/7/2011Cristian Rico - Alhambra, CA41/1/2011A very good cab. Like most wines, I would recommend you let it breath for at least an hour before you serve.Bruce Myers - Topeka, KS312/23/2010Based on previous reviews I was excited to taste this wine. Maybe I am not as refined, but Silver Oak is a far superior wine in my opinion
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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