2010 HALL "Jacks Masterpiece" Cabernet Sauvignon -Members Only-
The 2010 "Jack’s Masterpiece" is a blend that exudes power, structure, richness and density while deep, dark black fruit persists at its core. Dark, opaque purple in color, a perfume of black jammy fruits, dark chocolate, espresso bean and violet leaps from the glass. Texturally, the 2010 “Jack’s” is just enormous with a rich, burly structure, mouth-coating tannins, and incredible length. This is a wine that really demonstrates the depth and muscularity of the fruit we source from our vineyards, HALL St. Helena estate and Sacrashe vineyards. Always built for cellaring, “Jack’s” will continue to impress for up to 15 years.
94 POINTS - Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
"...Melted road tar, graphite, pencil shavings and black currants are all supported by clean veins of minerality and acidity. Violet and menthol overtones appear later, adding further complexity to the long, delineated finish."
92 POINTS - Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
"...Creamy, seamless and densely packed; surprisingly sweet after the laid-back nose, with a lot of sweet oak influence, but not yet expressing itself. Finishes with supple, building tannins and an exotic oak quality that's nicely buffered by the wine's rich, pliant fruit."
92 POINTS - James Laube, Wine Spectator
"Rich and complex, with a firm tannin-cloaked mix of black licorice, dark berry, cigar box and tobacco. This is a sizeable wine, yet very graceful and elegant, long and persistent.."
92 POINTS - Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast
"Firm tannins and good acidity mark this 100% Cabernet, which, like all Hall wines, is high in alcohol yet balanced. It’s deep and long in blackberry jam, mocha and new-oak flavor..."