Hall Wines

Kathryn Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.446 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Thomas Brenner

This wine is a douzy. So squid ink dark, mocha, mint, chocolate, dense, full bodied and 15.8 percenty!

This wine is a douzy. So squid ink dark, mocha, mint, chocolate, dense, full bodied and 15.8 percenty!

Aug 16th, 2018
Shay A
9.6

Don't get me wrong, this is already phenomenal. Ruby ring and royal purple core. As of this moment, the legs are still falling. Smoked cedar, game meat and currant on the nose. A plush mouthfeel of blackberry pie, aged plum and granite. I don't regret consuming one now, but I need to make sure I have 1 or 2 cellared away. 5-7 years from now, this will be quite different.

Don't get me wrong, this is already phenomenal. Ruby ring and royal purple core. As of this moment, the legs are still falling. Smoked cedar, game meat and currant on the nose. A plush mouthfeel of blackberry pie, aged plum and granite. I don't regret consuming one now, but I need to make sure I have 1 or 2 cellared away. 5-7 years from now, this will be quite different.

Nov 24th, 2016
Aaron Rankin

Decadent and loaded with sweet complexity. Drinking well. Gave this 6 hours slow ox.

Decadent and loaded with sweet complexity. Drinking well. Gave this 6 hours slow ox.

Dec 29th, 2018
Maria James

Soft tannins notes of tobacco and mixed berries.

Soft tannins notes of tobacco and mixed berries.

Dec 8th, 2018
Maria James

This vintage is very jammy. Notes of dark red fruits,well balanced, has lots of hang time in other words full bodied. Grilled a fatty ribeye and complimented the wine.

This vintage is very jammy. Notes of dark red fruits,well balanced, has lots of hang time in other words full bodied. Grilled a fatty ribeye and complimented the wine.

Jun 9th, 2018
Mark Flesher

I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say about this wine. But...here goes. This has to be one of the worst QPR wines I've ever had, but I'm also taking into account how young this wine is. I have to remember that I'm rating the WINE here, but the price tag and hype just can't help but to get in the way. Drank over 6 days. Poured initially from Coravin and let sit for about an hour. I will tell you that I was excited initially, as the nose of this wine overpowered the grass fed beef burgers that were just cooked about 2 feet away from where the wine was being poured. DENSE blackberry and vanilla rolling out of the glass. The entry of this wine is silky, but also has that gritty Napa youthfulness. POWER. Fruit forward monster, ripe blackberry, graphite, mineral and spice rich middle with cherry blossom and finish with a very deep, dark core of blackberry, black pepper spice. The finish is where chocolate covered blackberries and minty notes come out, but the wine was still rather tannic. Developed a bit more after I uncorked it at the end of the week. I blind tasted my wife on this one who guessed that it was a '13 William Harrison cab (vineyard is only 2 miles away as the crow flies, maybe, although Hall's is elevated 750 feet). That cab is $50. This one still has a **LOT** of integrating to do which I am taking into consideration which is why the other bottle is locked up tight, and this one just might not have been on its A-game.

I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say about this wine. But...here goes. This has to be one of the worst QPR wines I've ever had, but I'm also taking into account how young this wine is. I have to remember that I'm rating the WINE here, but the price tag and hype just can't help but to get in the way. Drank over 6 days. Poured initially from Coravin and let sit for about an hour. I will tell you that I was excited initially, as the nose of this wine overpowered the grass fed beef burgers that were just cooked about 2 feet away from where the wine was being poured. DENSE blackberry and vanilla rolling out of the glass. The entry of this wine is silky, but also has that gritty Napa youthfulness. POWER. Fruit forward monster, ripe blackberry, graphite, mineral and spice rich middle with cherry blossom and finish with a very deep, dark core of blackberry, black pepper spice. The finish is where chocolate covered blackberries and minty notes come out, but the wine was still rather tannic. Developed a bit more after I uncorked it at the end of the week. I blind tasted my wife on this one who guessed that it was a '13 William Harrison cab (vineyard is only 2 miles away as the crow flies, maybe, although Hall's is elevated 750 feet). That cab is $50. This one still has a **LOT** of integrating to do which I am taking into consideration which is why the other bottle is locked up tight, and this one just might not have been on its A-game.

Feb 10th, 2018
Colleen Kinsey

Always a winner, everything you want in a CA cab

Always a winner, everything you want in a CA cab

Dec 23rd, 2017
Thomas Brenner

Eucalyptus, dark cherries, cassis, plum. Ripe, bild fruit flavors

Eucalyptus, dark cherries, cassis, plum. Ripe, bild fruit flavors

Sep 23rd, 2017
Robert Ward

Damn! Worth it. Fruit good, tannins good, finish smooth.

Damn! Worth it. Fruit good, tannins good, finish smooth.

Aug 13th, 2017
Atul Vashistha

Ok. Ok. Yes. It's young and while I like some vintage, this is just de-Li-CIOus. huuuge. Black olives? Well. There is some amazing complexity. I know this is going to be even more amazing as it ages.

Ok. Ok. Yes. It's young and while I like some vintage, this is just de-Li-CIOus. huuuge. Black olives? Well. There is some amazing complexity. I know this is going to be even more amazing as it ages.

Feb 6th, 2017