HALL "Stags Leap" Cabernet Sauvignon
THE STAGS LEAP DISTRICT IS A PARTICULARLY unique appellation in the Napa Valley that is bounded on the east by the Stags Leap Palisades, on the west by rolling hills and the Napa River, on the north by the Yountville Cross Road, and on the south by flatlands. Distinctive soils and the dramatic marine influences of San Pablo Bay produce fruit that is well ripened yet still possessing a balancing vibrant acidity.
This inaugural offering is gorgeous. The vineyard we sourced from was blessed with beautifully ripened fruit, boasting the alluring traits of the appellation. Deep rich garnet in color, the aromas are clean and vivid: red juicy berries, notes of lavender and violet, spiced cocoa, and sweet herbs. On the palate, this wine has an extraordinary muscularity and ripeness, that deliciousness that the Stags Leap appellation delivers with equal freshness and vibrancy. There is a beautiful delineation and persistence in this wine. It can be relished in its infancy but will soften and bloom over the next 10-15 years.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 95% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 5% MERLOT
VINEYARD: VINEYARD PARTNER
AGING: 24 MONTHS IN 80% NEW FRENCH OAK