Kathryn Hall 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Hlf Btl 375ml
Half Bottle, 375 ml
The Halls acquired the historic St. Helena Bergfeld Winery in 2003 with a rich history spanning 150 years. Today Hall's estate vineyards encompass more than 500 acres of classic Bordeaux varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. As winegrowers, the Halls have a strong respect for the environment and a commitment to cutting-edge vineyard technology to yield the highest quality grapes. And under the artisanship of winemaker Steve Leveque, Hall Wines continue to set new heights in Napa Valley winemaking. Vintage after vintage, this Cabernet Sauvignon is characterized by an interplay of elegance and concentration. The 2012 bottling is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. The fruit is selected from a spectrum of vineyards — from their Sacrashe estate in Rutherford to Bergfeld in St. Helena to Howell Mountain. The wine aged 22 Months in 80% new French oak. Robert Parker scored it 96-98 and said "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Kathryn Hall is slightly more reticent aromatically, offering subtle hints of graphite, blackberry and cassis. Massive on the palate with extraordinary fruit extract, but no hard edges, and the vintage's tell-tale velvety tannins, good acidity and terrific freshness and energy, this is a large-scaled, prodigious wine."