2018 HALL Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon
"Ripe, juicy and delivering a mouthful of steeped plum, warmed cassis and cherry reduction flavors wrapped in bittersweet cocoa and tobacco notes. Grippy, tar-edged finish gets enlivened with a violet hint, while the fruit pushes through easily."
96+ Points | Jeb Dunnuck
"Lots of perfumed red and black fruits, spice box, dried flowers, and scrub brush-like herbal notes emerge from the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District, a deep ruby/purple-hued Cabernet Sauvignon that's medium to full-bodied and has a balanced, layered mouthfeel, notable purity, and a great finish. I love the mid-palate on this beauty, and it's classic 2018 with its more structured, focused style."
Deep, vibrant ruby-purple. This vintage opens with effusive aromas of black cherry, blackberry and strawberry with hints of meadow grasses, violets and spicy clove. Full-bodied and vibrant on the palate, this wine exhibits a dynamic interplay of deep fruit, smooth tannin and fresh acidity. The lengthy finish leaves an impression of focused purity.
The Stags Leap District is a particularly unique appellation in the Napa Valley. It is bound on the east by the Stags Leap Palisades, on the west by rolling hills and the Napa River, on the north by the Yountville Cross Road, and on the south by flatlands. Distinctive soils and the dramatic marine influences of San Pablo Bay produce fruit that is well ripened yet still possessing a balancing vibrant acidity.
|Varietal Composition||96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot|
|Barrel Aging||26 Months in 80% New French Oak|
|Appellation||Stags Leap District, Napa Valley|
|Vineyard||Schweitzer and Bench|