100 Points

2013 HALL Exzellenz Sacrashe Vineyard Red Wine

$250.00
SKU
13HCS7EZ
Critic Review
100
Points
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
This hails from the foothills of Rutherford and refers to Kathryn Hall's ambassadorship to Austria between 1997 and 2001. A prodigious wine with beautiful floral notes intermingled with blueberry, blackberry, black raspberry and graphite, the wine hits the palate with a full-bodied force, but nothing seems pushed, cloying or out of sync. Gorgeously pure blue and black fruits cascade over the palate, a full-bodied presentation with remarkable purity and complexity. The finish is a good 45-50 seconds, and while there is significant tannin, the extravagance of the fruit and glycerin generally conceal it. This is a remarkable, one-of-a-kind, world class Cabernet Sauvignon that should prove compelling for at least another 30-40+ years.
100
Points

The HALL “Exzellenz” is created expressly to showcase our prized Sacrashe estate vineyard, hidden atop the eastern ridge of the Vaca mountain range in Rutherford. With extremely limiting volcanic tuff soils and gentle sloping aspects, this vineyard yields fruit that is always rich, dense, ear thy, and opulent, possessing a purity of focus and pronounced power.

More Information
Bottle Size750 ML
Varietal Composition100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging26 Months in 85% New French Oak
AppellationNapa Valley
VineyardSacrashe
Vintage NotesThis hails from the foothills of Rutherford and refers to Kathryn Hall's ambassadorship to Austria between 1997 and 2001. A prodigious wine with beautiful floral notes intermingled with blueberry, blackberry, black raspberry and graphite, the wine hits the palate with a full-bodied force, but nothing seems pushed, cloying or out of sync. Gorgeously pure blue and black fruits cascade over the palate, a full-bodied presentation with remarkable purity and complexity. The finish is a good 45-50 seconds, and while there is significant tannin, the extravagance of the fruit and glycerin generally conceal it. This is a remarkable, one-of-a-kind, world class Cabernet Sauvignon that should prove compelling for at least another 30-40+ years.
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