97 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Kathryn Hall sashays out of the glass with beguiling notions of warm black and red currants, fresh blackberries, black raspberries and boysenberries with touches of rose hip tea, forest floor, pencil shavings and violets. Full-bodied with a taut foundation of firm, fine-grained tannins and bags of freshness, it has layer upon layer of perfumed black and red fruits, finishing long and fragrant."
96 Points James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
"A beauty, with creamed plum, braised fig and melted black licorice notes that are long and deep, gliding through effortlessly and ending with a swath of espresso, loam and smoldering tobacco details. Hard to resist now, but will cruise in the cellar. Best from 2021 through 2035."
97 Points Owen Bargreen, International Wine Report
"The 2016 ‘Katheryn Hall’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a show-stopping wine from superstar winemaker Steve Leveque. The core fruit source for the wine is the Sacrache Vineyard as this is a barrel-selection Cabernet Sauvignon wine. The nose is simply captivating as violets and tar collide with shades of blueberry compote and sweet pipe tobacco that all sing in the glass. Soft and plush on the mouth, the wine delivers a seamless quality with wonderful weight that truly entices. Blueberry compote, leather, mocha, creosote and shades of Asian spices all shine brightly on this exceedingly good palate. With polished tannins this finishes long with dark fruits and minerals. While a delight to consume in its youth, the 2016 ‘Katheryn Hall’ will provide drinking enjoyment for twenty years."
91-94 Points (barrel) Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
“Crème de cassis, blueberry jam, licorice and French oak abound in the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Kathryn Hall. In most vintages, the Kathryn Hall leans towards the redder end of the fruit spectrum, but in 2016 the wine is decidedly dark. Sumptuous, silky and richly textured, the 2016 has quite a bit to offer.”
94-96 Points (barrel) Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Critic
“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Kathryn Hall is also gorgeous. Currants, cassis, spring flowers, and hints of underbrush all emerge from this full-bodied, opulent and seamless barrel sample that has richness with no weight, fine tannin, and stunning purity of fruit. It much more approachable than the 2015 but should age gracefully as well.”