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2012 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2/4/2016 - bplant13 wrote:
90 points
A nice nose of rich red fruits, earth and heat. Medium to full body, but ultimately disappointed me. The fruit was a little flat, and simple, and while the depth and finish was nice, their wine doesn't hold up to many other entry level cult Napa cabs in the $40-60 range, giving this poor QPR. Maybe a couple more years could help out, but I probably won't be finding out... Try the Hess estate cab, or a hunnicutt cab, and revel in their structure instead of this wine.
  • ArizonaWineGuy commented:

    4/4/16, 6:10 PM - Based on this review, with which I concur in large degree, I'm not sure how you give a score of 90 points. Personally, I'd put it more in the 87-89 point range, as you nailed it on the structure, which is like that of a house built of mud.

Red
2012 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2/10/2016 - CJM wrote:
89 points
Clear garnet. Cigar box, leather, chocolate, black plum. Cinnamon, white pepper. Medium to along balanced finish.
  • ArizonaWineGuy commented:

    4/4/16, 6:06 PM - What, may I ask, is "cougar box", exactly? I can take a wild guess, but prefer not to go there. :-)

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