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2012 Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon

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ITEM 8236237 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

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thmoo $180 $180
davo'6 $180 $0
$140
Item Sold Amount Date
I8284547 1 $155 Jun 26, 2022
I8236237 1 $180 May 22, 2022
I8196242 1 $150 Apr 24, 2022
I8071946 2 $160 Jan 23, 2022
I8071946 2 $150 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

97+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

Lots of blueberry & black raspberry fruit with a hint of mocha & background oak... opulent, absolutely spectacular... it is loaded with potential promise, and as Kathryn Hall says so frequently, “Magic.”

92Wine Spectator

Aromas of red candy and candied apple fold over to the palate in this elegant, medium-weight style. Shows hints of crushed rock and minerality. Long and clean on the finish.

91-93Vinous / IWC

Dark cherries, plums, spices, smoke, licorice and menthol all flesh out. Inviting, rich and seductive, beautiful and totally expressive today. Sweet floral, spice and raspberry notes add complexity on the perfumed finish.

PRODUCER

Hall

Hall is a 500-hundred acre estate in the Rutherford Hills of Napa Valley. It was established in 2003 when Craig and Kathryn Hall acquired the historic Bergfeld Winery and then remade it into a state-of-the-art facility certified by LEED, of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a national green building program. Before getting into the wine business, Craig Hall founded the Dallas-based Hall Financial Group and was a part-owner in the Dallas Cowboys. Kathryn Hall comes from a Mendocino grape growing family and served as U.S. Ambassador to Austria from 1997 to 2001. Winemaker is Steve Leveque, who was previously winemaker at Chalk Hill Estate in Sonoma. The estate makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Robert M. Parker Jr. has complimented the estate’s wines, noting that “this is definitely another serious player in the Napa Valley.”

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.