The Hall 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is dark garnet in color with layers of blackberry, black cherry, sweet spice, black pepper, and oak. On the palate, there is bold, dark fruit at the forefront of this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that gives way to flavors of cocoa, nutmeg and graphite. The tannins are chewy and powerful, balanced by refreshing acidity on the long finish.
Varietal Composition: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot
Appellation: Napa Valley AVA
Aging: 22 months in French oak, 50% new
94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
"A smoking value, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley offers classic notes of blackcurrant and blackberry fruits intermixed with more earthy, tapenade, and olive-like aromas and flavors. It too is full-bodied, has remarkable purity, a seamless texture, and a beautiful finish. It tastes like it cost 2-3 times the price."
92 Points - Vinous
"Hall's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a terrific introduction to the vintage. Pliant, supple and racy, the 2016 has a lot to offer. Macerated cherry, red plum, flowers, cinnamon and a kiss of new French oak all run through this succulent, plush Cabernet Sauvignon. Readers who want to understand why the 2016 vintage is so compelling would do well to start with this superb appellation-level Cabernet from Hall." -AG, Dec/2018
92 Points - Wine Advocate
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon delivers open-knit notions of Black Forest cake, crème de cassis and black raspberries with hints of tar, smoked meats and menthol plus a hint of tree bark. Full-bodied, the palate has a firm frame of grainy tannins and soft acidity supporting the savory black fruits, finishing earthy." -LPB, 9/30/19
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Spicy and earthy in plum, black currant and blackberry, this is a soft, supple and rounded wine, in balance despite a hearty ripeness and bold texture of underlying tannic grip. It sources across the appellation to showcase an approachable, robust memorable experience of powerful concentration." -VB, 9/1/19