2016 HALL Montagna Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Montagna is deep garnet-purple colored and gives up expressive black cherries, preserved plums and crushed blackcurrants with hints of chocolate mint, Indian spices and fragrant soil plus a waft of violets. Full-bodied, richly fruited and sporting beautifully ripe, fine-grained tannins, it has just enough freshness and a long, spicy finish."
94 Points | Vinous, Antonio Galloni
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Montagna packs a serious punch. A rush of black cherry, plum, new leather, spice, menthol and chocolate runs through this deep, potent Cabernet Sauvignon. Plush and inviting with no hard edges, the 2016 has a lot to offer."
Deep, inky ruby in color, this wine has pronounced aromas of dark blackberry, ripe black plum, fennel, cedar and graphite. On the palate, this wine is concentrated with robust dark fruit, lavender, spice box punctuated by round, ripe tannins.
Ripe Black Plum
|Vineyard||Montagna Vineyard on Pritchard Hill|
|Vintage Notes||The 2016 vintage marked the end of the drought years, although precipitation levels were still moderate to low. Near-perfect growing conditions continued throughout the summer with a few heat spikes that the valley is known for. Yields were a bit lower than normal, but the quality of the harvest was high. The resulting wine is rich and lush, with supple tannins and opulent, elegant finishes. Wines from 2016 are a fifth consecutive vintage of stellar Napa Valley wines.|