2012 HALL Jack's Masterpiece Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2012 'Jack's Masterpiece' is another highly impressive Cabernet from Hall in this vintage. The wine is barrel selected from the choicest mountain fruit and it reflects beautifully in the wine. As this opens it releases striking aromas of ripe dark fruits, crème de cassis, mocha, sweet spices, Turkish coffee, anise and dill, which all take shape and mirror on the palate..."
93 Points | Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone
"A small percentage of Merlot softens the otherwise full-bodied nature of this wine, a blend from various vineyards across the valley. Cassis, cranberry and a high-toned liveliness provide an elegance around leathery tannins and toasty oak, finishing with length."
On the nose one gets aromas of ripe blackberry, pepper, wet stone and toasty oak. The palate is dark and brooding with lush flavors of dark berry and five-spice. Dense chewy tannins are fully integrated and deliver a long and fruity finish.
Each year, Hall’s former winemaker and current President, Mike Reynolds returns to his first love and blends a signature Cabernet Sauvignon known as “Jack’s Masterpiece.” The wine is named for the label artwork created by Mike’s then 18-month-old son Jack as a Father’s Day gift.
|Varietal Composition||93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot|
|Barrel Aging||24 Months in 75% New French Oak|