2013 Sacrashe Rutherford District Cabernet Sauvignon

99 Points - International Wine Report

“Sacrashe Vineyard” is produced from its namesake vineyard, home to HALL’s first 100 point wine. Sacrashe vineyard, hidden atop the eastern ridge of the Vaca mountain range in Rutherford, is noteworthy for its extremely limiting volcanic tuff soils and gentle sloping aspects. This vineyard yields fruit that is rich, dense, earthy and opulent, possessing a purity of focus and pronounced power. The wine exudes dark and pure, voluptuous fruit.

Appellation: Rutherford District
Varietals: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot
Barrel Aging: 26 Months in 85% New French Oak
Winemaker: Steve Leveque

“As this majestic wine slowly begins to open it releases a bouquet of crème de cassis, blackberry pie, black cherries, anise, black olive tapenade and hints of milk chocolate, all coming together in a harmonious fashion. This continues to impress with its deep, concentrated flavors of crème de cassis, anise, mocha, pipe tobacco, mint and hints of graphite, which resonate beautifully across the palate.”
99 Points - International Wine Report

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