2014 Hall "Jack's Masterpiece" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1340312 97 points Jeb Dunnuck

 The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Jack's Masterpiece is another wine that’s going to flirt with perfection in a few years. Currants, cassis, liquid rock and hints of graphite are just some of the nuances here, and it hits the palate with a ripe, opulent, yet finesse-driven style that carries masses of fine tannin. Like all the wines here, it's the purity, tannin quality, depth, and length putting it at the top of the heap. 97+  (12/2017)

96 points Vinous

 The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Jack's Masterpiece is one of the more harmonious 2014s I tasted during my most recent visit to Hall. A dark, sumptuous wine, the Jack's Masterpiece captures all of the flamboyance that make the Hall wines so compelling. Plum, black cherry, menthol, licorice and a host of dark spices meld into the huge, resonant finish. (AG)  (1/2018)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Deep purple-black in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Jack's Masterpiece delivers wonderfully spicy blackberry compote, blueberry pie and black pepper notions with hints of dried Mediterranean herbs, truffles and charcuterie. Full-bodied, concentrated and laden with spiced black and blue fruit preserves flavors, the generous fruit is well supported by chewy tannins and an invigorating backbone, finishing with great persistence. (LPB)  (10/2017)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

 This is a sturdy, grippy and youthful 100% varietal wine, from vineyards planted in mountainous locations. Bright focused acidity lifts dense flavors of black cherry and sage that are wrapped in spicy, clove-driven oak. *Cellar Selection* (VB)  (3/2018)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Offers pure, clean, rich aromas of extracted dark berry, cedar, gravel and herbal scents. This is truly a mouthful, but with enough promise to warrant a recommendation. If you like to chew on young wines, proceed. Otherwise cellar this short-term. Best from 2020 through 2034. (JL)  (11/2017)

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.


- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.
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Napa Valley

- America's most famous wine region, which encompasses a varied geographical territory running about 20 miles long from the San Francisco Bay northward to the foot of Mount St. Helena. Napa's great diversity, both in terms of climate and terroir, has led to the creation of a number of smaller AVAs like Stags Leap District, Rutherford, Howell Mountain, Oakville and Mount Veeder, among others. Cabernet and chardonnay still reign supreme, but just about everything under the sun is grown in Napa Valley, in quality levels ranging from $2 jug wine to $500 a bottle California cab.