2020 HALL Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2020 vintage opens with enticing aromas of dark plum, cocoa nib, and fresh earth, laced with a subtle note of dried herbs. The soft and supple palate features concentrated dark fruits, and a savory umami character with round, lengthy tannin on the finish. The layers of this opulent wine will unfold beautifully with time in bottle.
Freshly Turned Earth
The Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon is the pinnacle of our blending efforts each year. The exalted Sacrashe vineyard takes center stage, and is the basis of this blend. The vineyard contributes the mouth-coating richness and complexity, offering deep, dark earthy cassis flavors and powerfully dense tannins. From there, we search out complementary vineyards, usually from the most regarded mountain appellations, to create balance, symmetry and finesse in the wine. Lastly, we introduce vineyards with profound depth and decadence to heighten the voluptuousness and opulence that have become a hallmark character of our flagship wine.
|Sacrashe & Vineyard Partners
|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.