2017 HALL Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - Rainin Estate Vineyard and Vineyard Partners
Sourced primarily from our Rainin Vineyard, this wine opens with perfumed aromas of dark fruits, baking chocolate, sweet tobacco, and hints of spice. The palate is velvelty and lush with mouth-coating tanning that is almost decadent in texture. Flavors are dark and brooding - blackberry and cassis are prevalent, as is a vinous quality - just sublty herbal - fresh sage. The unique volcanic soils of Diamond Mountain produce elegant and deeply concentrated wines that are nuanced, elegant, and balanced.
Nestled in the northwestern hillsides of Napa Valley, the Diamond Mountain District is sparsely planted, with fewer than 550 acres under vine. This warm hillside appellation is perfect for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, the prevalent variety of the area. With porous, volcanic-derived soils, the vines produce distinctively earthy, chocolate-laced flavors, wrapped around rich, opulent tannins.