HALL "Eighteen Seventy-Three"
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.
This debut vintage of “Eighteen Seventy-Three” Cabernet Sauvignon has set the bar high. As we blended this wine, we sought to emphasize the complexity and earthiness of mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon. Almost indigo in color, this wine delivers aromas of fresh cut flowers, Cassis, mixed herbs, grilled fennel and black spice that emanate from the glass. “Eighteen Seventy-Three” boasts a richness and roundness in the mouth with a polished texture of plush tannins. Succulent flavors of dark chocolate, kirsch, and exotic spice weave and wind through a long, echoing finish. Our inaugural “Eighteen Seventy-Three” will evolve beautifully over the next 8-12 years.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% CABERNET SAUVIGNON
VINEYARD: A BLEND OF ESTATE VINEYARDS AND VINEYARD PARTNERS
AGING: 21 MONTHS IN 65% NEW FRENCH OAK