94 Point California Cabernet

94 Point California Cabernet

Posted on May, 25. 2010 by

Categories: Wine

We have not tasted this Cab but when offers like this come in it is unusual for us to be able to get a sample before all the wine is spoken for so I am just passing along the offer as it was sent to us. Let me know if you would like to order any and we will pick them up.
This is a Wine Spectator 94 point wine.

Distributor Notes:
The 2006 Hall Napa Cab outscored some much bigger names:

    Caymus Cabernet 2007 (92 pts, $70)
    Spotteswood Cabernet 2006 (92 pts, $125)
    Shafer Hillside Select 2006 (92 pts, $215)

and matched the 94 point scores of some of the biggest names of all like Phelps Insignia 2006 ($200) and Harlan Estate 2006 ($500 – if you can find it!).

In the past year, only 3 Napa Cabs with 94+ points in Wine Spectator released at prices under $70. Two of those are small-lot mailing list wines from Coho. The other: the 94 point Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature 2006 – Wine Spectator’s #6 Wine of the Year in 2009! can’t say for certain that Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2006 will make Wine Spectator’s Top 10 in 2010, but we like the odds. And I can say without hesitation or doubt that this is a delcious, rated Napa Cab . This will sell out very quickly, so please call or email to place your order now!

Kathryn Hall
Texas entrepreneur Craig Hall and his wife Kathryn Walt Hall burst onto the California wine scene in 2003 with their purchase of more than 270 acres of prime Napa Valley vineyard land and a winery. For Kathryn – retired lawyer and former US Ambassador to Austria – the purchase represented a return to family roots. Kathryn had grown up working in her family’s Mendocino vineyards and overseeing production of wine under the Walt family label. Winding down her multi-decade career in public service, Kathryn and Craig decided to return to California to establish a world-class winery that will allow them to showcase delicious wines along side modern art and architecture.
Over the past few years, the Halls have amassed more than 500 acres of top quality land in Napa, built a state-of-the-art winery at the legendary Sacrashe Vineyard in the hills of Rutherford, and – critically – hired acclaimed winemaker Steve Leveque to oversee the operation. Steve learned his craft during an 11-year tenure at Robert Mondavi in Napa, mostly as head winemaker, and excelled has head winemaker for Chalk Hill. Under his leadership, the Hall Winery has implemented fully organic viticulture, native yeast fermentations, and gentle handling of grapes and wine at every step of the process.
While the wines have been solid and promising from the beginning, they took a huge step up in quality with the fine 2006 vintage. All of the estate’s 2006 Cabs earned 92 points or higher and the flagship Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 scored 96 points and ranked number 20 on the Wine Spectator’s 2009 Top 100 list. The “regular” Hall Cab 2006 needed a little extra time in bottle before being released – but now that it’s here, it’s a beauty!

From “The Wine Spectator” Magazine:

Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006
One of those great Napa Cabs that’s delicious and ready to enjoy on release and that is well built to improve for up to 10 more years. Aromas of black currant and cherry mingle with a little oak spice and hints of cocoa. Then ripe and full-bodied in the mouth with a big jolt of currant, cherry, and cassis fruit and lots of dark chocolate and cocoa. The finish is long and rich with just the right dose of tannin. Fire up the grill and pair this with dry-aged beef or lamb. A beauty.
“A rich, dense, concentrated style, this is full-bodied, focused and pure, with hints of mocha and black licorice rounding out the core currant, plum and black cherry flavors. Focused and persistent, with a long finish. Drink now through 2017.” Wine Spectator 94 points

Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $27.50 • Premier Cru: $28.75 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $37.50
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