Hall Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon,
$44.19-$56.99, 92 points, poured broadly black escaping burgundy at the glass shallows, clear wine ring, and heavily draped bowl.
Aromatic with loads of fruit, cinnamon, cedar, violets, and a touch of anise.
Full-bodied (moderately smooth) with good acidity, layered comfortable tannins, and flavors reflective of the aromas plus a hint of plum, and a lively expression of the anise were excellent.
Finished a tad austere, but long, and with good spice inspirited by the potent 14.9% alcohol.
Varietals were 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 3% Syrah.
Paired well with my spiced rack of lamb.
Hall has a well-balanced Cabernet in this 2013 vintage, and though I haven't had a Hall Cabernet for almost four years (Kathryn Hall Napa Valley 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon), the several I've had were always excellent; this one was no different.
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