2020 HALL Eighteen Seventy-Three Cabernet Sauvignon
This impressive vintage of 1873 opens with powerful, brooding aromas of sweet tobacco, anise, black currant, clove and cedar. On the palate flavors of dark cherry, black olive and subois combine with densely structured tannin for a long, extracted, earth-driven finish.
IN 1873, CAPTAIN WILLIAM PETERSON came to Napa and established a pioneering winery on our St. Helena property. Throughout the 1930’s and 40’s, the site grew to become Napa’s most important winery, producing nearly 40% of its entire vintage. The fruit for our “Eighteen Seventy-Three” hails from the rugged mountain slopes that frame Napa Valley. Power and individuality underscore this wine, a deliberate intent to commemorate the trailblazing spirit of Napa’s first vintners.
|Varietal Composition||94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot|
|Vintage Notes||The winter of 2020 was warm and dry, setting off budbreak and the growing season slightly earlier than usual throughout Napa Valley. It wasn't until the end of March that cold, rainy weather arrived, and the mild spring gave the vines a strong, early start. Moderately warm days held through the summer and early fall, allowing the fruit to ripen slowly and develop complex flavor and tannin balance, while maintaining fresh acidity. This vintage produced great wines that are concentrated, focused, and beautifully balanced.|