Hall Wines

Kathryn Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.36 ratings
-no pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Wulf Losee

2018 opened January 2022. Deep alizarin crimson color! — almost no transparency. INTENSE leather and tobacco on the nose. I was prepared to be blown away by this wine, but I wasn’t. Currants on the front of the palate, but the fruit fades quickly into bland tannic murk. (The tannins are soft and inoffensive, but not very interesting.) Lots of jangly high notes at back of the mouth, with nothing to balance them. Very drinkable right out of the bottle, but I can’t imagine this wine will develop with aging. Also in regards to the tannins, I do detect a little light smokiness on the mid palate. It’s not unpleasant, but I wonder if the grapes didn’t get a touch of smoke from the 2018 fires? There’s nothing offensive about this wine, but it’s soft and boring.

2018 opened January 2022. Deep alizarin crimson color! — almost no transparency. INTENSE leather and tobacco on the nose. I was prepared to be blown away by this wine, but I wasn’t. Currants on the front of the palate, but the fruit fades quickly into bland tannic murk. (The tannins are soft and inoffensive, but not very interesting.) Lots of jangly high notes at back of the mouth, with nothing to balance them. Very drinkable right out of the bottle, but I can’t imagine this wine will develop with aging. Also in regards to the tannins, I do detect a little light smokiness on the mid palate. It’s not unpleasant, but I wonder if the grapes didn’t get a touch of smoke from the 2018 fires? There’s nothing offensive about this wine, but it’s soft and boring.

Jan 15th, 2022
Peter Montoleone

Luscious and mouth filling. Fruit forward with mellow tannins.

Luscious and mouth filling. Fruit forward with mellow tannins.

Mar 6th, 2020
Julie Hamilton

Birthday celebration! Great wine!

Birthday celebration! Great wine!

Oct 21st, 2018
Julia Vaughn

Julia had this 2 months ago

Julia had this 2 months ago

May 15th, 2022
Reed Boehringer

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Reed had this 2 months ago

May 14th, 2022
Steve Flank

Steve had this 3 years ago

Steve had this 3 years ago

Apr 25th, 2019