Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
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Loads of blue fruits, kirsch liqueur, crushed violets, spring flowers, and orange blossom notes emerge from the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Kathryn Hall. This exotic, sexy 2016 has a light, elegant texture, nicely integrated acidity, ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish. It's another wine that blends power and elegance beautifully. Drink bottles over the coming 20-25 years.
Barrel Sample: 91-94
Perfumed in violet and lavender, this rich, lush wine has 10% Merlot and is made from several vineyards, including the producer’s stellar Sacrashe. Lengths of red cherry, clove and earthy herbaceouness combine well around plush, opulent layers of tannin and toasted oak.
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.
One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.