Winery Exclusive 99 Points

2014 HALL Exzellenz Cabernet Sauvignon

$250.00
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Critic Review
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99+ points | Jeb Dunnuck
"creme de cassis, toasty oak, graphite and white flower characteristics flow to a full-bodied, perfectly balanced, silky red that doesn't put a foot wrong."
95+ points | Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown
"Full-bodied and very firmly structured, the earthy/savory, muscular fruit is supported by firm, chewy tannins, and it has a long pepper and spice-laced finish."
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The 2014 Exzellenz radiates vitality. Deep, nuanced aromas of briar fruit laced with tilled earth and smoldering charcoal come alive on the nose. Blackberry and black plum flavors shine through on the palate, along with notes of dusty stone and toasted spice. The ripe, tightly knit tannins provide elegant structure that carries through to a finish of decadent purity.

  • Briar Fruit
  • Blackberry
  • Black Plum
  • Toasted Spice

The goal here is dark black fruit, power, chewy tannin, and a focused palate. Our Sacrashe estate vineyard is hidden atop the eastern ridge of the Vaca mountain range in Rutherford. With extremely limiting volcanic tuff soils and gentle sloping aspects, this vineyard yields fruit that is always rich, dense, earthy, and opulent. It possesses a pronounced power.

More Information
Bottle Size750mL
Varietal Composition100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging26 Months in 90% New French Oak
AppellationNapa Valley
VineyardVineyard Partners
Vintage NotesThe 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.
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