Kathryn Hall Napa Valley 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, $72.24-$105.99, 94 points, begins black at the core and trends crushed black currant and black berries toward the clear rim.
Profusely aromatic with red and black cherry, cedar and sweet cooking spice with a hint of lilac and sea breezes (a beautiful potpourri).
This full bodied red wine with a velvet texture, good acidity, mellowed yet sound tannin, carries immensity to a grand scale, but it does so with an elegance befitting its name, masculine with power, but subtle with a feminine floral quality; boysenberry and black currant fruit with plum flavors, as well as following the nose onto the palate, issues a reminder that this wine is near its zenith, fruity, yet complex with hints of coffee liqueur (14.8% alcohol), black licorice, and cherry pie.
The trailing palate transitions into the finish with black pepper and a tomato-red-pepper.
I have wanted to taste this wine for three years, and I'm sure there's at least three more years left to her, but when I described this wine being near its zenith, I'm confident that it is. I paid the $72.24, but the last list price I saw has zoomed to $105.99.
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