92 Points

2016 HALL Napa Valley Merlot

$40.00
$34.00 Member price*
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SKU
16HMR7N
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Critic Review
92
Points
Owen Bargreen
"The 2016 HALL Merlot is another fantastic bottling from this famed Napa estate. On the nose this takes on lovely crème de cassis and tar aromas that mingle with shades of blackberry cobbler on this expressive nose. The soft texture is inviting as the wine unveils copious dark fruits and chocolate flavors. This deftly walks the tightrope of unveiling the warmth of the vintage yet also displays some restraint. While fantastic now, this compelling Merlot will continue to evolve well for at least another decade."
Our Napa Valley Merlot is a complex blend of several vineyards, incorporating fruit from our estate vineyards. As Merlot tends to ripen early, we selected fruit from cooler vineyard sites to enhance the vibrant and expressive character of this finicky variety.
92
Points

Medium ruby in color, this wine opens with floral notes of rose petals, violets and lavender. Ripe blackberry, black cherry and vanilla round out the nose. On the palate, the wine is supple with dark fruit, baking spice, cedar, and a mineral-driven finish.

  • Rose Petals
  • Ripe Blackberry
  • Black Cherry
  • Baking Spice
More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition98% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging20 Months in 50% New French Oak
AppellationNapa Valley
VineyardVineyard Partners
Vintage NotesThe 2016 vintage marked the end of the drought years, although precipitation levels were still moderate to low. Near-perfect growing conditions continued throughout the summer with a few heat spikes that the valley is known for. Yields were a bit lower than normal, but the quality of the harvest was high. The resulting wine is rich and lush, with supple tannins and opulent, elegant finishes. Wines from 2016 are a fifth consecutive vintage of stellar Napa Valley wines.
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