2013 HALL Exzellenz Sacrashe Vineyard Red Wine
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.
|Bottle Size||750 ML|
|Varietal Composition||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||26 Months in 85% New French Oak|
|Vintage Notes||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.|