2019 HALL Exzellenz Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - Sacrashe 2019 Vintage
"...the 2019 HALL ‘Excellenz’ Cabernet Sauvignon reveals tar and scorched earth with sweet pipe tobacco and creme de violette notes. The palate is massive, dense and tannic, with hedonistic dark and blue fruits, with Turkish coffee, Nutella and pencil lead accents. Sensational to consume now, this beauty is just coming into its own and will surely live on for another twenty years to come."
96 Points | Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski
"...the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Exzellenz—named for Kathryn's ambassadorship to Austria (1997 – 2001)—shows more floral notes than many of the other Hall Cabernets, bringing an intriguing complexity to the purple raspberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, this wine is firmly built but silky, with a long, mouthwatering finish."
Dense garnet in color, with lifted aromas of black currant, graphite, freshly turned earth, and warm spice notes. The 2019 Exzellenz exhibits beautiful tension, opulence and an incredible aging potential that is characteristic of our Sacrashe estate. A core of chocolate laced tannins lead into an exceptionally lengthy finish.
Freshly Turned Earth
The goal here is dark black fruit, power, chewy tannin, and a focused palate. Our Sacrashe estate vineyard is hidden atop the eastern ridge of the Vaca mountain range in Rutherford. With extremely limiting volcanic tuff soils and gentle sloping aspects, this vineyard yields fruit that is always rich, dense, earthy, and opulent. It possesses a pronounced power.