2012 HALL Ellie's Cabernet Sauvignon
"Blackberry jam, black pepper and a touch of thick tar mark the full-bodied deliciousness going on here, a totally pleasurable experience worth enjoying now, though it can be held through 2020."
Enticing aromas of black currant preserves, violet pastil, savory crushed sage, and an oak influenced note of crème brulee. On the palate the wine is vibrant and dense with extra silky tannins enhanced by the incorporation of Merlot in the blend. Enjoy now and over the next decade.
THIS WINE IS NAMED FOR CRAIG HALL’S MOTHER, Eleanor “Ellie” Hall, who was an artist and a teacher. She inspired Craig’s love of art and it is her artwork that graces this wine’s label. Crafting this blend is an exercise in texture. Vineyard sources are selected for their elegance with tannins that are soft, lush, opulent and feminine in character. The palate is driven by minerality, cassis, and a floral perfume.
|Varietal Composition||79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot|
|Barrel Aging||22 Months in 70% New French Oak|