2014 HALL Eighteen Seventy-Three Cabernet Sauvignon
"A 100% varietal wine, this is brawny in tannin and big in oak, yet completely beguiling in an underlying delicacy of refined power. Chalky texture that traffics in tobacco and leather overlays elusive fruit and persistent earthiness, a mix of blueberry and blackberry bramble and mountain sage."
Brooding and earth-driven, this wine opens with dominant aromas of crushed rocks, ripe blackberries, and wild blueberries. The weighty palate is structured by fine, powerful, tightly-wound tannins and balanced acidity. Integrated French Oak aromatics of toasted coconut, cinnamon and clove carry through the lengthy finish.
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.
|Varietal Composition||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Barrel Aging||24 Months in 65% New French Oak|
|Vintage Notes||The drought conditions helped contribute to an unusually early harvest in 2014. Substantial rain in early spring provided the vines enough hydration to sustain an otherwise dry summer. The entire season was early, from budbreak, to veraison, to harvest. Summer weather was perfect for the grapes, with no extremes or surprises. Fruit quality was exceptional, intensely aromatic and showcased great fruit character.|