2012 Hall Vineyards Stag's Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap shows the breadth of richness, sweetness and opulence this vintage possesses. It is a head-turning, hedonistic, thrill-a-second wine. (RP)
As it often is, Hall's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap is one of the most distinctive wines in the range. Blueberries, blackberries, cassis, mint and violets literally jump from the glass in this beguiling, exotic beauty. Ash, smoke and licorice notes appear later, adding nuance and complexity to this graceful, beautifully delineated Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)
Pure, rich and dense, with deeply concentrated blackberry, wild berry, currant, cedary oak and gravelly earth notes. Ends with tight, gripping tannins and hints of chocolate-covered cherry-raspberry torte and roasted coffee in the aftertaste.