Hall Wines

Ellie's Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.274 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

The whole fruit spectrum is here...raspberries, underripe blueberries and juicy blackberries. Aromatically, it leans more red and black fruit dominant with cedar and graphite. Not quite dusty. The palate brings in a touch more darker fruits (blue), with overripe/mixed berry pie notes. Dense core. Shocked to see it’s 15.4ABV! Doesn’t seem that hot. Finish has some baking spices (cinnamon, cardamom) and an herbal twang I’m struggling to identify. Not overly complex. Classic, “fruit forward” Napa cab without hitting the jammy/fruit bomb threshold. Not declining but not sure it’s getting much better.

Update 2hrs in: nose has evolved and is showing charcoal and smoked meat. Nice improvement.

The whole fruit spectrum is here...raspberries, underripe blueberries and juicy blackberries. Aromatically, it leans more red and black fruit dominant with cedar and graphite. Not quite dusty. The palate brings in a touch more darker fruits (blue), with overripe/mixed berry pie notes. Dense core. Shocked to see it’s 15.4ABV! Doesn’t seem that hot. Finish has some baking spices (cinnamon, cardamom) and an herbal twang I’m struggling to identify. Not overly complex. Classic, “fruit forward” Napa cab without hitting the jammy/fruit bomb threshold. Not declining but not sure it’s getting much better.

Update 2hrs in: nose has evolved and is showing charcoal and smoked meat. Nice improvement.

Sep 25th, 2019
Kaitlin Ohlinger

Holy Napa! This thoroughly blasted my delicate Oregon palate. Blackberry liqueur, cassis, oak. Gigantic, and pleasing.

Holy Napa! This thoroughly blasted my delicate Oregon palate. Blackberry liqueur, cassis, oak. Gigantic, and pleasing.

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2016
Jordan Gianelli

Ripe, round but balanced in the end with lean, long tannins.

Ripe, round but balanced in the end with lean, long tannins.

Aug 28th, 2015
Danica Sattui

Great well rounded red. Just enough bold blackberry flavor for my palate! Yummm #HallWines #NapaValley

Great well rounded red. Just enough bold blackberry flavor for my palate! Yummm #HallWines #NapaValley

Jul 18th, 2015
Jeff Sadosky

JRo and me w some steak. Really really nice but still seems so young. Will be interested to try this again tomorrow night.

JRo and me w some steak. Really really nice but still seems so young. Will be interested to try this again tomorrow night.

Jun 16th, 2019
Guy Whitlock

Tried this vintage 2 years ago and was not impressed. The tannins have softened, much better now.

Tried this vintage 2 years ago and was not impressed. The tannins have softened, much better now.

Sep 17th, 2017
Steve Mitchell

A nice Cab to pair with our steak.

A nice Cab to pair with our steak.

Jul 15th, 2017
Jeff Sadosky

Very nice wine

Very nice wine

Dec 29th, 2016
Patrick Bogard

Low acidity, dark fruits, light bodied

Low acidity, dark fruits, light bodied

Oct 5th, 2016
S L
8.0

Little flat

Little flat

May 23rd, 2016