2017 HALL Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2017 Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon by HALL is another thrilling release that shows power and great terroir. The downright intoxicating aromatics really entice with creme de cassis, anise, exotic spices and tar tones that all take shape in the glass. The palate is plush, giving off an err of decadence and producing a seamless effect. Gobs of mouth-watering acidity connect with the deep core of dark and blue fruit flavors with cigar box and mocha undertones that sit alongside fine grained tannins. With great depth and elegance, this beautiful new wine will enjoy a long life ahead of it. Be sure to give this several hours of air if consuming in its nascent phase."
91 Points | Wine Advocate, Lisa Perotti-Brown
"Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District is deep garnet-purple in color and has a nose of kirsch, redcurrant jelly and blackcurrant pastilles with hints of plum pudding, potpourri, sandalwood and unsmoked cigars. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of red and black fruit layers with a chewy texture and just enough freshness, finishing savory."
THE STAGS LEAP DISTRICT IS A PARTICULARLY unique appellation in the Napa Valley. It is bound on the east by the Stags Leap Palisades, on the west by rolling hills and the Napa River, on the north by the Yountville Cross Road, and on the south by flatlands. Distinctive soils and the dramatic marine influences of San Pablo Bay produce fruit that is well ripened yet still possessing a balancing vibrant acidity.
|Varietal Composition||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||28 Months in 80% New French Oak|
|Appellation||Stags Leap District, Napa Valley|
|Vineyard||Schweitzer and Bench|
|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.|