WALT & HALL Wines Director of Winemaking Steve Leveque on Flavor! Napa Valley Panel November 21st 

The annual Flavor! Napa Valley events this year include a unique "Head for the Hill's panel featuring a unique tasting of Napa Valley Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon's. Hosted by Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser, the event includes an engaging discussion including the differences in Napa Valley Cabs vs Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir and unique attributes of various AVA's. The event takes place at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone. 

For more information on this event, click here. 

Northwest Wine Anthem Looks Into all things WALT

September, 2014 -- To read the full story, click here. 

"For the WALT portfolio, with consistently well known and sought after vineyards from California like Gap's CrownClos Pepe and Griffin's Lair, they selected an Oregon vineyard designate wine that would bring that kind of name recognition and most importantly, site signature to their only non-California wine and they found it in Shea Vineyard," says Editor, Clive Pursehouse.

SONOMA Magazine Chats up "Savoy"

September, 2014 -- To read the full story, click here. 

"There’s no denying the bone-dry heat of summer in Sonoma, which extends into September and begins to temper in October. Hearty, savory foods begin to rejoin the menu, as do wines with similar personalities. Still, it’s good to have a few crisp whites on hand for those warm days when the colors of harvest shine most brightly," Sonoma Magazine Wine Contributor, Virginie Boone.

Walt 2012 Savoy Vineyards, Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ($65)

"Anderson Valley takes on beautiful new colors as the vines are harvested and green leaves turn to yellow, purple and red. This wine is a seductive way to mark fall, with brambly blackberry fruit, spicy oak and a creamy milk chocolate sensation on the finish."

California Wine Fan blogger Visits WALT

August 30, 2014 -- To read the full story, click here. 

"A little investigation seemed to indicate that Walt Wines might have an interesting history -  I was correct.  Kathryn Walt Hall is the latest generation in a three decade history of grape growing and winemaking in Mendocino County and along with her husband Craig Hall, she founded HALL Wines. Their latest venture, WALT Wines is named in honor of her parents Bob and Dolores.  Focusing on chardonnay and pinot noir, they are our kind of people," says blogger Tony Lima.

WALT Wines Adds Thrace Bromberger as Tasting Room Manager

August 19, 2014 -- To read the full story, click here. 

“It is great to have Thrace joining our talented WALT team,” says HALL Wines President, Mike Reynolds. “Thrace is uniquely qualified to help drive this thriving brand and her diverse experience combined with her deeply rooted industry knowledge is a perfect fit for us.”

Prior to joining WALT Wines, Thrace was the co-owner of boutique Napa Winery GustavoThrace from 1996 to 2012, and later Tasting Room Manager at both Villa San-Juliette n San Miguel and Charles Creek in Sonoma, respectively.

WALT Pinot Noir Beauty from Anderson Valley - Blogger Describes Her Love of this AVA

July 12, 2014 -- To read the full story, click here. 

"Hailing from California’s Booneville Region in the southeast corner of Anderson Valley, the 2012 Walt The Corners Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is a full-bodied, sumptuous wine., lush and rounded with a lingering, polished finish," says blogger Len Musgrove.


WALT Wines featured in lifestyle blog, My Vine Spot

July 7, 2014 -- To read the full story, click here. 

"The label honors Kathryn’s parents, Bob and Dolores Walt, who were both dedicated winegrowers themselves. Walt specializes in small-production, single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a laser focus on the latter," says blogger Dezel Quinlen.


Four WALT Wines earn 90+ Point Ratings by Wine Spectator!

In their inaugural release, four WALT Wines earned top ratings from Wine Spectator's James Laube. Many of our wines are crafted in extremely limited quantities. We invite you to join our wine club to ensure your access to all of our top rated wines. Join today by calling Jessica at (707) 933.4440.

2010 WALT "The Corners" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
92 Points: "Attractive floral, ripe plum, blueberry and blackberry aromas are complex on the palate. Fleshy on entry, this firms midpalate on, ending with ripe tannins and a mahogany edge that gives the flavors traction. Drink now through 2020." -James Laube

2010 WALT "Clos Pepe" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
92 Points: "Aromas of ripe plum, raspberry and blueberry turn dry and savory, rich and structured, ending with a mix of dry, earthy tannins and extracted berry flavors. Drink now through 2020.-James Laube"

2010 WALT "Dutton Ranch" Braughton Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay
90 Points: "Rich and creamy, with layers of ripe fig, honeydew melon, creamy oak and subtle earth notes that are pure, focused and persistent. Drink now through 2018." -James Laube

2010 WALT "Rita's Crown" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
90 Points: "Weaves together a mix of dried berry, spice, cedar, black licorice and loamy earth flavors, gaining depth and dimension on the long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2020." -James Laube

2020." -James Laube

American Winery Guide Reviews WALT Tasting Room 

February, 2014 -- Full story here. 

WALT does a wonderful job of hiring very knowledgeable and personable wine educators to work in their tasting room. I’ve been there no less than six times, and each time I am there I find myself refreshed, relaxed and enjoying my experience," says editor Sherrie Perkovich. 

“New Pinots from a Gal Named Walt” –An Article from James Laube, Wine Spectator, March 16, 2012

“Wine labels may fade, but they rarely disappear. Most find new owners or reinvent themselves, to wit: Sonoma's Roessler is gone; enter Walt. Walt is Kathryn Hall's new lineup of Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. It's a reincarnation of sorts of the former Roessler operation. She and her husband, Craig, bought Roessler in 2010. Walt is Hall's maiden name, as well as a childhood nickname.

Walt is the Halls' ambitious entry into the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sweepstakes. Under the winemaking direction of Steve Leveque, who also makes the Kathryn Hall Napa Valley wines, Walt has 10 new wines, all from 2010. Most of them are Pinots made in the 200- to 300-case range, and all but one are from California.

The Halls' new endeavor is just one of several fresh rebranding efforts emphasizing single-vineyard wines in California.” –James Laube, Wine Spectator

Click here to view the full article on James Laube’s Blog.

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