2017 HALL The North End Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby in the glass, this wine opens with delicate notes of violet, cassis, cacao and baking spice. The palate is structured with chewy tannins and dense dark fruit like plum, black cherry and blackberry.
This wine highlights esteemed vineyards in the “North End” of the Napa Valley, including vines grown in Calistoga, Northern St. Helena, and the mountainous appellations. The “North End” fruit shows a markedly rich and opulent side of Cabernet Sauvignon. Our blending efforts help to punctuate these characteristics in the final bottling.
|Varietal Composition||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||24 Months in 65% New French Oak|
|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.|