Hall Wines

Kathryn Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.439 ratings
9.46 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
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Parker originally gave this 96-100
Lisa did the final at 95 points.
Jeb has it 96-99
I would put it up there with 2012 as far as the full bodied ready to go at any point whether early drinking or holding
Worth the $150.00 this time.

Parker originally gave this 96-100
Lisa did the final at 95 points.
Jeb has it 96-99
I would put it up there with 2012 as far as the full bodied ready to go at any point whether early drinking or holding
Worth the $150.00 this time.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2019
David L

Drink or hold for 15+ years.

Drink or hold for 15+ years.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2019
Shay A
9.5

October birthday celebrations for my father-in-law, sister-in-law and my wife this past weekend!

Velvet and a fruit medley across all the red, blue and black spectrum. A youthful chalkiness/dustiness to the palate and finish, yet there is no problem to opening this now with a short decant. Almost decadent with how there is a milk and dark chocolate dominated palate. I’ve had ‘11-‘15 vintages and think this is in the middle of the pack in terms of drinking now. This vintage may have more stuffing to hold longer. Love Hall wines, even if they do price themselves a bit high.

October birthday celebrations for my father-in-law, sister-in-law and my wife this past weekend!

Velvet and a fruit medley across all the red, blue and black spectrum. A youthful chalkiness/dustiness to the palate and finish, yet there is no problem to opening this now with a short decant. Almost decadent with how there is a milk and dark chocolate dominated palate. I’ve had ‘11-‘15 vintages and think this is in the middle of the pack in terms of drinking now. This vintage may have more stuffing to hold longer. Love Hall wines, even if they do price themselves a bit high.

2 people found it helpfulOct 8th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.6

Tasted at the Taste of Yountville.

Deep purplish ruby red. Rich and dark nose with layers of cinnamon, vanilla, tobacco and blackberries. Heavy tannins (8/10) with a full body. Rich and structured palate with layers of gravel, black raspberries, cherries, cassis and sweet spices. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2038.

Made up of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc from Sacrashe and other Vineyard Partners. Aged for a total of 24 months in 70% new French oak barrels.

Tasted at the Taste of Yountville.

Deep purplish ruby red. Rich and dark nose with layers of cinnamon, vanilla, tobacco and blackberries. Heavy tannins (8/10) with a full body. Rich and structured palate with layers of gravel, black raspberries, cherries, cassis and sweet spices. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2038.

Made up of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc from Sacrashe and other Vineyard Partners. Aged for a total of 24 months in 70% new French oak barrels.

1 person found it helpfulMar 21st, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Dark ruby. Robust cherry, blackberries, tobacco, smooth tannins, nice mid-palette finish. Finished 2nd in NYE Cab blind tasting.

Dark ruby. Robust cherry, blackberries, tobacco, smooth tannins, nice mid-palette finish. Finished 2nd in NYE Cab blind tasting.

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2019
Brian Johnson

Spectacular. 2016 Kathryn Hall Cab. 2 hour decant. Bold and smooth, complex. Black fruit, some spice. Unreal mouthfeel. Nice long finish. Was worried that my palate is not developed enough to appreciate this quality, but this is worth it.

Spectacular. 2016 Kathryn Hall Cab. 2 hour decant. Bold and smooth, complex. Black fruit, some spice. Unreal mouthfeel. Nice long finish. Was worried that my palate is not developed enough to appreciate this quality, but this is worth it.

Dec 25th, 2020
Ryan Colthorp

Very velvety. Rich. Classic Hall wine.

Very velvety. Rich. Classic Hall wine.

Jul 9th, 2020
Teri LaFerney

Oh my goodness...

Oh my goodness...

Apr 28th, 2020
Paul K
9.7

WTN crowd pleaser!

WTN crowd pleaser!

Mar 10th, 2019
Paul K
9.7

Outstanding. Nearly opaque garnet. Nose is beautiful; Violets, roses, candied plum, chocolate, and cherries
Full bodied and coats the tongue thoroughly but somehow pulls off delicacy. Starts with fine tannins, then chocolate covered cherries. Lots of layers. Long finish. Yea for noon on Saturday!

Outstanding. Nearly opaque garnet. Nose is beautiful; Violets, roses, candied plum, chocolate, and cherries
Full bodied and coats the tongue thoroughly but somehow pulls off delicacy. Starts with fine tannins, then chocolate covered cherries. Lots of layers. Long finish. Yea for noon on Saturday!

Feb 23rd, 2019