#2 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
The nearly opaque purple-black color of this wine hints at its depth and power. Rife with aromas of violets, cocoa powder, stewed raspberries, blackberry nectar, and roasted herbs; the wine is luscious and dense with a sweet, focused core. Dark cherries, blackberry preserves, black spice and roasted nut flavors intermingle across a seemingly endless finish. This vintage of Hall "Kathryn Hall" Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to improve over 15 or more years of cellaring.
Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot
alcohol by volume: 14.8%
"Rich, savory and full-bodied, showing direct, potent young Cabernet flavors built around blackberry and dark berry fruit, with touches of spice, black licorice, mineral and toasty wood. Very impressive for its purity, finesse and graceful finish. Best from 2012 through 2022."