2011 Hall Vineyards "Eighteen Seventy Three" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)15 0 0 0
A wonderful kaleidoscope of deep flavors. Of course there was cassis, blackberry, plum, oak, earth and spice. But there was also blueberry, soy/worcestershire, souis bois, bramble, smoke and something herbal - not green herbal like bell pepper, but rather more like loam and decomposing forest floor. Built like a bordeaux with a medium to full body and a silky texture. Nice balance, no rough edges, low acidity and finely grained tannins. Not really big, bold or powerful, everything except the flavors were slightly restrained.