2020 HALL Exzellenz Cabernet Sauvignon
Sourced entirely from our Sacrashe Estate, the 2020 Exzellenz opens with complex aromas of blackberry, truffle and freshly turned earth. Blue and black fruit flavors dominate the palate, and are accompanied by notes of crushed rock and baking spice. Plentiful, ripe, tannin cascades into a sleek, rich midpalate and a very long and lingering finish.
The goal here is dark black fruit, power, chewy tannin, and a focused palate. Our Sacrashe estate vineyard is hidden atop the eastern ridge of the Vaca mountain range in Rutherford. With extremely limiting volcanic tuff soils and gentle sloping aspects, this vineyard yields fruit that is always rich, dense, earthy, and opulent. It possesses a pronounced power.
|Varietal Composition||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Vineyard||Sacrashe Estate Vineyard|
|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.|