2017 HALL Jack's Masterpiece Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2017 Jack’s Masterpiece is a dense, hedonistic Cabernet Sauvignon that has a long life in the cellar ahead of it. Enticing aromas of creme de cassis, tar, cigar ash and chocolate covered espresso bean tones all sing in unison on the nose. The palate is dense, plush, and downright delicious. Rich black currants dance with mocha, tar, anise, dark chocolate shavings and sweet pipe tobacco tones on the palate. Decadent, yet elegant, with outstanding length and poise, this beautiful wine will cellar well for decades to come. If enjoying in its youth, be sure to give this a two to three hour decant."
This blend is sourced from a wide range of vineyards throughout Napa Valley - from Atlas peak to St. Helena, and up into the hills of our Sacrashe Estate. In this vintage, aromas of dark spice, powerful black fruit, and spicy barrel character abound. The flavors are layered and dense - black cherry, dark brambly fruit, pepper, and clove are supported by ultra-dense tannin. This wine is about power and structure - mountain fruit and robust tannin.
Dark Brambly Fruit
Our Jack’s Masterpiece comes from many vineyard sources and appellations, but tends to be dominated by mountain fruit. Vineyards planted in mountain terrains produce vines smaller in stature but with more concentrated grapes. These grapes provide the basis for the dense, powerful structure of this wine. Our goal is to capture the flavors of dark black fruit mixed with powerful, chewy tannins, and a focused palate.
|Varietal Composition||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||26 Months in 80% New French Oak|
|Vineyard||Estate Vineyards & Vineyard Partners|
|Vintage Notes||Our 2017 harvest wrapped up early fall following summer heat spurts and a growing season that saw significant rain throughout the state, ending a five-year drought. The season began with rainfall that refilled reservoirs and replenished soils. Harvest began early at a normal pace, and then progressed rapidly during a heat wave in late August and early September. Temperatures cooled mid-September, slowing the harvest pace and allowing grapes to ripen gradually. This is a strong quality vintage.|