2019 HALL Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon
"Another gem of a wine from this estate, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District is concentrated and full-bodied, with lots of ripe dark mulberry and cherry fruits, notes of iron, dried violets, and loamy earth, tons of minerality, building tannins, and a great finish."
96 Points | The Wine Independent, Lisa Perrotti-Brown
"...slowly grows on the nose to a crescendo of plum preserves, blackcurrant jelly, and licorice scents, followed by hints of espresso, black olives, and unsmoked cigars. The full-bodied palate is equally slow to emerge, gradually delivering earth-laced black fruit layers and a firm, grainy texture, finishing long and mineral-laced. It needs time!"
95 Points | Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski
"...Diamond Mountain was partially fermented in concrete, which serves to lengthen the ferment. It offers lovely purity of cassis up front, then adds dark chocolate, mocha and hints of sage. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety, with a dark-chocolate finish that somehow retains ample freshness.”
94 Points | Wine Spectator, James Molesworth
"...broad, dense açaí berry, blueberry and plum compote flavors, laced with sweet toast and anise through the rich, polished finish. Shows a subtle tug of dark earth at the very end, which is well-embedded in the fruit."
Deep purple hue. Effusive aromas of black fruit, 5-spice, leather, and earth. The palate opens with a supple texture that plays off of the abundant dark fruit flavors. Exotic spice, cocoa, black pepper, and a mineral note accompany the fruit flavors beautifully. Full-bodied, rich, and lengthy - displaying abundant tannin and pleasant grip on the finish. This is a beautiful expression of Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.
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||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||Aged 26 months in 85% New French Oak|
|Appellation||Diamond Mountain District|
|Vineyard||Rainin (Estate), and select Diamond Mountain grower partners|
|Vintage Notes||The 2019 vintage began with a wet spring bringing three inches of rain in May. In response to the late rains our vineyards received diligent attention to control vigorous vine growth. A long Indian summer followed with mild weather, allowing the fruit to ripen at slow, even place. The long picking windows bore fruit with beautiful freshness at optimal ripeness. The resulting wines are exceptionally elegant.|