2018 HALL Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain is a barrel sample blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Opaque purple-black colored, it offers up bold black currants, boysenberries, kirsch and black raspberry scents with hints of violets, cedar chest and yeast extract plus a waft of crushed rocks. The palate is full-bodied, firm and rugged in the mouth with prominent yet ripe tannins and loads of muscular fruit, finishing long and earthy."
Nestled in the northwestern hillsides of Napa Valley, the Diamond Mountain District is sparsely planted, with fewer than 550 acres under vine. This warm hillside appellation is perfect for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, the prevalent variety of the area. With porous, volcanic-derived soils, the vines produce distinctively earthy, chocolate-laced flavors, wrapped around rich, opulent tannins.
|Varietal Composition||91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot|
|Barrel Aging||26 Months in 85% New French Oak|
|Appellation||Diamond Mountain District|
|Vineyard||Rainin Estate Vineyard and Vineyard Partners|
|Vintage Notes||This near perfect growing season began in late February. Our Spring weather was mild, and allowed for extended flowering that produced very uniform grape clusters. Temperatures throughout Napa remained steady and warm during the majority of summer and fall, without any heat spikes, making for a long and unhurried harvest. The resulting wines are incredibly smooth and polished, with magnificent texture and color.|