Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Dark garnet in color, the 2013 HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays strong aromas of pure dark fruit with a floral lift of fresh rose. The palate is bright, concentrated and dense with plenty of structured tannins buttressed by French oak. The result is a well integrated, nuanced and complex wine.
Decanter - "The nose here is a little dumb, but the mocha notes come through with prune and plum on top. The sweet vanilla and elegant blackberry palate is not a blockbuster, but it is finely tuned and has a silky, linear structure."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, which is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 3% Syrah, shows a dense ruby/purple color, super concentration, chocolate, a touch of oak and a medium to full-bodied impressively concentrated style. It’s approachable now, but perhaps will be better in 4-5 years and last 20. Hall has quickly become one of the great superstars in the Napa Valley firmament. "
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "When I think of Hall Wines, I always smile broadly. My memories of tasting their wines at the winery, in a restaurant, and at home are always wonderful. The 2013 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon adds another chapter to this good book. The wine is generous, with ripe currants and sweet oak. The wine's smooth palate and perky vitality pairs perfectly with a well-marbled rib eye of beef. Drinks nicely now. (Tasted: September 23, 2016, San Francisco, CA) "
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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 and partner vineyards are made up of classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. HALL Wines has 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 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 granted 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 unto 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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33 ratings, 3 with reviews41/5/2017Anonymous - Desha, AR55/22/2017Anonymous - Bakersfield, CA55/22/2017Chasesenatore - Warrenville, IL45/20/201755/15/2017Anonymous - Sacramento, CA59/29/2016Anonymous - Somerset, NJ55/7/2017Anonymous - North Royalton, OH45/7/2017jpcaloiero - Philadelphia, PA45/4/2017ebendin002 - Philadelphia, PA54/18/2017Anonymous - Sedona, AZ53/1/2017Anonymous - Mountain Top, PA43/1/2017Peter Chung - New York, NY52/26/2017Jim Demme - Sarasota, FL42/21/201752/15/2017
Very impressive cab - will definitely be ordering more of this one soon!Anonymous - Alexandria, VA41/21/2017superstar - Alachua, FL51/3/2017wakelt - Concord, MA412/27/2016jkoch - Dallas, TX512/18/2016
- Light & Fruity
A great companion for a grilled steak. Blackcurrent and dark chocolate flavors.0fhashii - Fairfield, CT512/13/2016512/12/2016snooze7 - Aurora, CO411/19/2016Anonymous - Seattle, WA49/25/2016luxurycoastalgirl - Pensacola, FL59/11/2016
- Big & Bold
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Hall Cab is our favorite "go to" wine for entertaining clients, and a great Cab for the money.Lsantillan - Covina, CA38/26/2016
- Big & Bold