(2008 Vintage) With its deep purple hue, the 2008 HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon drives complex aromas of jammy blackberry puree, rich cassis, Asian Five-Spice and dark chocolate from the glass. The fleshy texture is both dense and opulent, the perfect platform for brawny black and briar fruit flavors that persist through the velvety, enduring finish.
Piccino. Excellent expression of the varietal. Wonderful fruit, highly tannic, very dry. A dream of a wine. Can't stop drinking it. Very nice structure for a Franc. Aged extremely well. Tastes like it could have easily gone another 4-6 years. Just found out 95 points from RP. Age 12+ years. Riiiiiight...
Very nice, dark, inky purple, dry, excellent Napa representation, little short of exceptional. Not sure if the 95 points from RP are warranted, probably somewhere between the 91 from WS. Maybe toppig out at 94. A really enjoyable wine. 6 years didn't make a dent. Would easily go another 5-10.
95 points Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/04
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/2009.