2020 HALL Coeur Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2020 Coeur opens with aromas of ripe raspberry and violet, layered with warm barrel spice. Rich black plum and black cherry are at the fore of a solid core of fruit that dominates the palate, while an underlying minerality of pencil lead compliments the bold, firm texture and full body.
In creating this blend, we realized the great potential of our vineyard sourcing within St. Helena. Unique for its gravelly, low vigor soils and a cooling influence of Pacific breezes from the north, the fruit from this region produces a stylistically lush, aromatic wine with a dense core of dark briary fruit.
|Varietal Composition||83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot|
|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.|