2016 Hall Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley
Hall Wines is located in Napa Valley and employs organic small-vine viticulture, precision winemaking, wild-yeast fermentation and micro-block blending to fully extract the purity and quintessence of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Their estate vineyards encompass more than 300 acres of classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. The Halls have a strong respect for the environment and a commitment to cutting edge technology to yield the highest quality grapes. Through meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards, Hall wines are able to express the unique and diverse character of Napa Valley's soils and climate.
98 points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain comes from the northern, warmer end of the appellation and has a saturated purple color as well a stunning bouquet of blackcurrants, lavender, rare meat, iodine, and unsmoked tobacco. Deep, full-bodied, and beautifully concentrated, it hits the palate with an expansive, sexy texture, building tannins, and a monster of a finish. It's going to benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and cruise for 25-30 years in cool cellars.
95 points Vinous
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain is one of the more distinctive wines in this range from Hall. Bold, racy aromatics make a strong opening statement. Ripe dark cherry, plum, juniper berry, black pepper, dried flowers and exotic spices all give the 2016 a decidedly savory profile that is utterly beguiling.
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain is deep garnet-purple colored and reveals earth-inspired notions of tilled soil, truffles, mossy bark and crushed rocks over a core of warm blackberries, cassis and plum preserves. Full-bodied, the palate has lovely ripe, rounded tannins and plenty of freshness to support the generous black fruits, finishing with a peppery kick.