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    Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

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    • WS96
    • WE94
    Price: $99.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Spectator, 94 Wine Enthusiast, 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Green Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 110907

    Winemaker's Notes:

    #2 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

    The nearly opaque purple-black color of this wine hints at its depth and power. Rife with aromas of violets, cocoa powder, stewed raspberries, blackberry nectar, and roasted herbs; the wine is luscious and dense with a sweet, focused core. Dark cherries, blackberry preserves, black spice and roasted nut flavors intermingle across a seemingly endless finish. This vintage of Hall "Kathryn Hall" Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to improve over 15 or more years of cellaring.

    Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot

    Critical Acclaim:

    Rich, savory and full-bodied, showing direct, potent young Cabernet flavors built around blackberry and dark berry fruit, with touches of spice, black licorice, mineral and toasty wood. Very impressive for its purity, finesse and graceful finish. Best from 2012 through 2022.

    96 Points
    Wine Spectator

    This is the best of barrels blend from Hall's various vineyards, including the famous Sacrashe. The wine itself is lovely. It has a firm structure thanks to dusty tannins and a dry minerality, while bright acidity makes the cherry, blackberry, blueberry, cassis and dark chocolate fruit sing. Drink now and through 2014.

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain is quite closed compared to the other wines and needs 3-4 years of bottle age. It should keep for two decades, as most of the others will. Full-bodied, showing notes of minerality and more dusty, loamy scents intermixed with crushed rock, black currants and herbs, it is a deep, full-bodied wine.
    Rating: 93+

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright ruby-red. Currant, bitter chocolate and seductive oak on the nose, complicated by loamy soil tones. Sweet, pliant and fine-grained, with cassis, espresso and mocha flavors that come across as higher-pitched than those of the basic Napa Valley bottling. At once sweet and nicely delineated; this really fills the mouth. This very firmly built cabernet finishes with superb mouth-dusting tannins and excellent length.
    Rating: Rated: 92(+?)

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    myboat53 (2/16/2013)
    A great example of an excellent cab. Nice fruit and cocoa on the nose. Very firm and dry tannins on the finish. Smooth and well structured. Would give it 5 stars but not sure it's worth the price yet.
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    DAW (11/1/2011)
    Not worth the price. Perhaps it's just not ready yet.
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    JoeyJoey (10/27/2011)

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