2019 HALL Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
The single-varietal 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District is deep garnet-purple colored. It crackles and pops with energetic black and blue fruits scents - wild blueberries, juicy blackberries, and crushed plums - plus nuances of roses, underbrush, and bay leaves. The full-bodied palate delivers vibrant black fruits with a velvety texture and compelling tension, finishing long with a floral lift.
96 Points | Jeb Dunnuck
"...perfumed, complex, incredibly pure wine from Hall Winery. All varietal and loaded with red and blue fruits as well as notes of white flowers, violets, and spicy wood, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a layered, opulent mouthfeel, and fine yet present tannins. It shows the complex, perfumed style of the appellation nicely while still bringing ample richness and power. It will keep for 20-25 years."
95 Points | Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski
"Sourced from the Schweizer (75%) and Bench (25%) vineyards, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District features notes of mint, thyme, cherries and red raspberries. While it's full-bodied, it's also silky, marked by fine-grained tannins, and comes across as appreciably more elegant than the mountain wines, with a long, mouthwatering finish."
93 Points | Wine Spectator, James Molesworth
"Juicy and fruit-filled, with a zesty mix of loganberry, mulberry and back currant preserves that are racy in feel, while sassafras and sweet bay leaf line the modestly toasted finish. Solid energy."
Our 2019 Stags Leap opens with powerful aromas of ripe cherry and juicy plum interwoven with subtle floral notes, star anise and wet stone. The bright acidity on the palate enhances silky, opulent, concentrated tannins layered with a note of gravelly minerality. A wonderfully balanced vintage that showcases the unique terroir of this singular appellation.
We source our fruit from a small enclave within the Stags Leap District. The vineyard is bounded on the east by the warming 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. The dramatic diurnal shifts, emanating from the San Pablo Bay influences, ushers in cool nighttime air, which helps the grapes retain their tell-tale fresh acidity. The wine possesses bright red berry and plum flavors, with a vibrant and lengthy core of tannin.
|Varietal Composition||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||26 Months in 80% New French Oak|
|Appellation||Stags Leap District, Napa Valley|
|Vineyard||Schweitzer and Bench|