2019 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon
(Barrel Score) "Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts on the scene with bright, cheery, expressive notes of kirsch, black raspberries, blackcurrant pastilles and violets, plus suggestions of unsmoked cigars, bouquet garni and fragrant earth. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers wonderful freshness with youthful, crunchy red and black fruit layers and finely grained tannins, finishing on a lingering minerally note."
The Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon is the pinnacle of our blending efforts each year. The exalted Sacrashe vineyard takes center stage, and is the basis of this blend. The vineyard contributes the mouth-coating richness and complexity, offering deep, dark earthy cassis flavors and powerfully dense tannins. From there, we search out complementary vineyards, usually from the most regarded mountain appellations, to create balance, symmetry and finesse in the wine. Lastly, we introduce vineyards with profound depth and decadence to heighten the voluptuousness and opulence that have become a hallmark character of our flagship wine.
|Varietal Composition||95% Cabernet, 4% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc|
|Barrel Aging||25 Months in 75% New French Oak|
|Vineyard||Sacrashe & Vineyard Partners|
|Vintage Notes||The season started out with an unseasonably warm, dry winter. It wasn't until the end of March that cold, rainy weather arrived, and the mild spring gave the vines a strong, early start. Even with above normal temperatures throughout the summer and fall, we still experienced the marine influence that defines the limiting conditions of our premium Pinot Noir sites - cool morning fog and afternoon wind. This vintage produced great wines that are fresh, focused, and beautifully balanced.|