2007 Hall "Jack's Masterpiece" St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon
*Cellar Selection* A masterpiece it may be, but right now, in its precocious youth, it’s all jammy fruit and smoky oak. But what jam! What oak! Tastes rich and compellingly good, like being swept away on a tidal wave of blackberry essence and cocoa. Very good, very rich, very fine, but you want to stash it away for a few years to let the parts meld.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Jack’s Masterpiece exhibits copious amounts of sweet creme de cassis fruit intermixed with notions of chocolate-covered cherries, licorice, and flowers. This dense, full-bodied, multilayered wine possesses terrific fruit, ripe tannin, and an opulent, voluptuous finish. Give it 3-4 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 15-20 years. (RP)
Pure, intense, rich and layered, with a mix of full-bodied currant, spice, black licorice and road tar. This is supple, yet firms with tannins that gain traction. Needs time. Best from 2011 through 2018.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby-red. Brooding aromas of cassis, licorice, bitter chocolate and menthol, with a strong oakiness. Fat, sweet and densely packed, with noteworthy power and thrust to its currant and sweet oak flavors. This youthfully imploded, tannic wine will need time to harmonize and absorb its oak element. (ST)