Hall Wines

Kathryn Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4115 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

I probably sound like a broken record, but here’s another 2011 that shows beautifully. I’ve had quite a few different vintages of this wine and they certainly fall in to the rich, opulent, almost hedonistic type style. While this wine isn’t fully there (which isn’t a bad thing), I also don’t pick up much green/vegetal character to it that some 2011 wines possess. There is a ripeness that cascades all over this wine but it pulls back before going too far. Aromatically, it smells like a baked mixed berry pie, lots of baking spices like nutmeg, licorice, toasted rhubarb fig, tar and sweet pipe tobacco. Nicely integrated on the palate, though the ABV pokes out just a small amount. Waves of flavor on the palate showing red, blue and black fruits alongside graphite, charcoal, dark cocoa and espresso nicely wrapped in a silky and slightly dusty profile. This is likely at peak and will hang here for 2-3yrs before starting its decline. Very nice effort for the vintage.

I probably sound like a broken record, but here’s another 2011 that shows beautifully. I’ve had quite a few different vintages of this wine and they certainly fall in to the rich, opulent, almost hedonistic type style. While this wine isn’t fully there (which isn’t a bad thing), I also don’t pick up much green/vegetal character to it that some 2011 wines possess. There is a ripeness that cascades all over this wine but it pulls back before going too far. Aromatically, it smells like a baked mixed berry pie, lots of baking spices like nutmeg, licorice, toasted rhubarb fig, tar and sweet pipe tobacco. Nicely integrated on the palate, though the ABV pokes out just a small amount. Waves of flavor on the palate showing red, blue and black fruits alongside graphite, charcoal, dark cocoa and espresso nicely wrapped in a silky and slightly dusty profile. This is likely at peak and will hang here for 2-3yrs before starting its decline. Very nice effort for the vintage.

Apr 29th, 2020
Sheila Dilling

Stop hating on 2011. This is amazing.

Stop hating on 2011. This is amazing.

4 people found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2016
Valerie Jardine Costello

My absolute favorite.

My absolute favorite.

3 people found it helpfulNov 29th, 2015
Tommi Kuukka

Powerful, almost ink-like wine. Classic cab, with high alcohol content. Will improve for years, but very enjoyable also now.

Powerful, almost ink-like wine. Classic cab, with high alcohol content. Will improve for years, but very enjoyable also now.

2 people found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2016
Mike R
9.3

For a 2011 vintage this is smiling good

Big bold beautiful napa cab

For a 2011 vintage this is smiling good

Big bold beautiful napa cab

1 person found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2017
Dave Hendrickson

All at once rich and elegant

All at once rich and elegant

Apr 10th, 2016
Jake Hajer

Big, hot, rich- roasted red bell pepper, extracted red fruit, dried integrated blueberry. New oak. Very dry.

Big, hot, rich- roasted red bell pepper, extracted red fruit, dried integrated blueberry. New oak. Very dry.

Jan 14th, 2016
Matt Sterr

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very extracted, dark in the glass. Big cocoa on the nose. Dense red fruits pervade on the palate. Nice length on the finish. A nice effort in a challenging vintage.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very extracted, dark in the glass. Big cocoa on the nose. Dense red fruits pervade on the palate. Nice length on the finish. A nice effort in a challenging vintage.

Sep 2nd, 2015
Marcella Newhouse

Writer/Educator enotecaMarcella

8.9

Blueberries. bell peppers. cocoa. #hall #kathrynhall #cabernetsauvignon #sacrashe

Blueberries. bell peppers. cocoa. #hall #kathrynhall #cabernetsauvignon #sacrashe

Feb 17th, 2015
Mark Buckley

Enjoying the 93 point 2011 HALL "Kathryn Hall" Cabernet with wonderful Steak dinner #hallwines

Enjoying the 93 point 2011 HALL "Kathryn Hall" Cabernet with wonderful Steak dinner #hallwines

Jan 11th, 2015