Hall Wines

Ellie's Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.120 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Named for Craig Hall's mother, Eleanor “Ellie” Hall, artist & teacher, her artwork graces the label. Blend of 94% Cab Sauv & 6% Merlot, aged for 24 months French oak (65% new), deep Ruby big aromas of rich dark dried fruit, hints of floral & herb spices. Palate shows black cherry & raspberry currant flavors, sweet touch of licorice, espresso & cacao as oak, beginning to integrate. Structured tannins, complex yet enjoyable, will continue to age. Long finish ending with a touch of sweetness. Outstanding! TS

Named for Craig Hall's mother, Eleanor “Ellie” Hall, artist & teacher, her artwork graces the label. Blend of 94% Cab Sauv & 6% Merlot, aged for 24 months French oak (65% new), deep Ruby big aromas of rich dark dried fruit, hints of floral & herb spices. Palate shows black cherry & raspberry currant flavors, sweet touch of licorice, espresso & cacao as oak, beginning to integrate. Structured tannins, complex yet enjoyable, will continue to age. Long finish ending with a touch of sweetness. Outstanding! TS

Oct 29th, 2019
Marshall Todd Herron DPM

Hall cabernet sauvignon - Ellie’s 2014 - Ellie has done it!!!!! PURE BUTTER!!!!
Better spice and everything nice blackberry jam with the slam. This is a dark beautiful cab from Cali! This one needed one hour to decant. The bouquet is blackberry and cherry soda. The initial palate is full of dark fruits like currants, blackberries, figs, and grapes. The mid palate comes quick with silky buttery thickness. There is a taste of spice and black pepper. The finish is still buttery with a semi dry oaky ending. The next time someone orders butter, this will be my pick. The only drawback is a slight tart ending on the roof of my mouth and the edges of my tongue.

Hall cabernet sauvignon - Ellie’s 2014 - Ellie has done it!!!!! PURE BUTTER!!!!
Better spice and everything nice blackberry jam with the slam. This is a dark beautiful cab from Cali! This one needed one hour to decant. The bouquet is blackberry and cherry soda. The initial palate is full of dark fruits like currants, blackberries, figs, and grapes. The mid palate comes quick with silky buttery thickness. There is a taste of spice and black pepper. The finish is still buttery with a semi dry oaky ending. The next time someone orders butter, this will be my pick. The only drawback is a slight tart ending on the roof of my mouth and the edges of my tongue.

2 people found it helpfulAug 7th, 2018
Chris Erkel

Phenomenal new find.

Phenomenal new find.

Oct 18th, 2019
Jason Orr

Cici like. Very approachable, more universal Napa cab. Mild tannins, soft, balanced fruit.

Cici like. Very approachable, more universal Napa cab. Mild tannins, soft, balanced fruit.

May 27th, 2019
Emily Biskup

Delicious! buy buy

Delicious! buy buy

May 25th, 2019
Derek Matthews

Another flavorful red by Hall. A little dry - but the good kind of dry. If there is one.

Another flavorful red by Hall. A little dry - but the good kind of dry. If there is one.

May 14th, 2019
Daisy Cisneros

Can really taste flavor, a bit fruit forward. Valley fruit wine

Can really taste flavor, a bit fruit forward. Valley fruit wine

Sep 10th, 2018
Aaron Rankin

Poured Bdx and Napa for some novices, to demonstrate stylistic differences. Wasn’t a fair comparison, per varietals and age, but directionally right nonetheless. This didn’t represent the best of Napa. Flabby fruit. Somewhat blamable on youth though there was little structure so I wouldn’t sit on it for more than a few years. I gave this 8 hours of slow ox and an hour in a decanter.

Poured Bdx and Napa for some novices, to demonstrate stylistic differences. Wasn’t a fair comparison, per varietals and age, but directionally right nonetheless. This didn’t represent the best of Napa. Flabby fruit. Somewhat blamable on youth though there was little structure so I wouldn’t sit on it for more than a few years. I gave this 8 hours of slow ox and an hour in a decanter.

Aug 5th, 2018
J Melser

Nose gives off aromas of dark red cherries, cassis and blackberries. Full body and silky smooth finish. Still young, but ready to drink.

Nose gives off aromas of dark red cherries, cassis and blackberries. Full body and silky smooth finish. Still young, but ready to drink.

Jan 3rd, 2018
Allison Bennett

Gift from Matt Strautmann $75

Gift from Matt Strautmann $75

Sep 22nd, 2019