2010 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A flamboyant wine, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Kathryn Hall flows across the palate with the essence of raspberry jam, spices, licorice, flowers and crushed rocks. This voluptuous, totally sexy Cabernet Sauvignon captivates all the senses with its sumptuous fruit and fabulous overall balance. The style is rich and opulent but also beautifully balanced at the same time. With time in the glass, the wine fleshes out a bit more, showing its considerable power and intensity. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. Once again, I tasted a large number of wines from Hall this year. The 2010s are off the charts, and a big step up from the more inconsistent 2009s. A meticulous approach to vineyard and cellar work, including organic farming, native fermentations and malos, and the avoidance of fining and/or filtration informs wines of true pedigree and personality. The Hall wines are unapologetically big, powerful and exceptionally well balanced.
Offers bold, ripe, opulent tiers of dark berry fruit, plum, currant and blackberry flavors, with pretty oak shadings and hints of anise, cigar box and cedar. The finish is long and persistent. Drink now through 2026. 3,563 cases made. JL (Web Only)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good bright medium ruby. Sexy high-toned aromas of cassis, licorice, dark chocolate and minerals. Sweet, suave and pliant, offering a captivating combination of generosity of texture and underlying power. Finishes with substantial dusty, ripe, seamless tannins and a chocolatey quality”