California’s Napa Valley is most famous for it highly acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon wines. While the Napa area does grow other grape varietals, Cabernet is king in the Valley and continues to set the standard for excellence for which Napa wines are known.
One of the better wineries in the Napa Valley is Hall Winery. Hall’s Cabernet Sauvignon wines have scored highly in past vintages, and their latest wine is another exceptional example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a big red wine, perfect for pairing with steaks, grilled meats, and butter-based sauces. It generally contains a high amount of tannins when it is young, as both the wine itself and the oak barrels used to age the wine contribute tannins to the wine. As Cabernet ages, it becomes more complex and the tannins begin to fall out of the wine. Hall Cabernet is a perfect example of this, and this wine will continue to develop depth and complexity if cellared for up to 10 years.
Hall’s current vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon is the 2009 release. This dark purple wine has a heady bouquet of chocolate and dark fruit. On the palate, the dark fruit notes continue, with notes of blackberry, dried plum, and cassis intermingled with warm spice notes reminiscent of cinnamon and nutmeg. Dark chocolate flavors play a supporting role in creating a rich, supple wine that delivers a classic Napa Cabernet experience.
Hall Cabernet isn’t a cheap wine at approximately $48 a bottle, but it delivers an exceptional high-quality wine for those looking for a special occasion wine. Open a bottle of Hall Cabernet Sauvignon on an anniversary, birthday, or other celebration, or bring a bottle to your local steakhouse to ensure a great pairing for your steak. Either way, Hall Cabernet will impress.