2009 Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon makes a good introduction to the house style. Layers of expressive dark red fruit, flowers, licorice and mint are nicely woven into an expressive, textured style that is very appealing. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright red-ruby. Expressive, open-knit aromas of currant and chocolate. Supple and sweet but a bit simple today, with dark fruit, chocolate and earth flavors showing good thickness and intensity but in need of more energy. Finishes a tad herbal, with substantial gritty, tongue-staining tannins. (ST)
Slightly lifted and racy, focused on dense blackberry and spice, with firm, chewy, fine-grained tannins that have a crushed rock edge. Drink now through 2021. (JL, Web—2012)
Hall is sure on a roll! This is an excellent follow-up to the past three critically acclaimed vintages, the 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon presents a nose rich in cassis and black fruit aromas upfront, with chocolaty accents. The palate shows excellent concentration framed by silken tannins for an impression that is plush and all-encompassing. It fills the mouth with layers of dark fruit and nutty, toasty flavors. This wine can age up to ten years but sure is tempting now.