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2016 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon "Exzellenz"

Hall 2016 Exzellenz

Winery: Hall

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Exzellenz"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon & 2% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $250

Cases produced: 1,200

KWG Score: 97 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: January 7, 2021

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Hall opens with an acai berry and blackberry bouquet with hints of crushed stone. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well-balanced and very smooth. The flavor profile is a mild fine-grained mineral infused gentle black plum and mild blackberry blend with notes of blueberry and oak. I also detected hints of black licorice, black cherry and a spot of tea in the end. The finish is quite impressive. The finish is dry and its polished tannins show extraordinary length. I would pair this impressive Cab with a porterhouse steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deep ruby, this powerful wine has superb intensity on the nose of ripe blackberry and black plum as well as sweet oak, anise and Chinese five spice. Bold and concentrated on the palate, Exzellenz embodies the essence of Napa Valley Cabernet with ripe dark fruit, delineated tannic structure and spectacular acidity to support this wine's longevity.

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