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Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2011
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Wine Spectator's Top 100

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Wine Spectator's Top 100 - #02

Hall
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Kathryn Hall 2008

96 points / $90
2,450 cases made
California

With a successful real-estate empire, Craig and Kathryn Hall didn’t take any shortcuts with Hall estate, which comprises several hundred acres in vines spread over six vineyards in Napa Valley. The 2008 Kathryn Hall Cabernet is a blend from four of the sites. Winemaker Steve Leveque added a splash of Merlot to round out the texture and heighten the aromatics. The wine captures the essence of Napa Cabernet yet is distinguished from other great 2008 Cabs by its seamless texture, wonderful focus, purity of flavor and persistent finish.

 Craig and Kathryn Hall
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