Range: 1 to 9 (9 is best, 5 is average)
Casual woodwork, interesting glass mobiles on ceiling. Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc.
|Lush entrance to Hall Winery.|
|The tasting room at Hall Winery.|
My tasting experience began with a familiar face – my pourer worked at St. Clement Winery while I was a wine-club member there. It is nice to meet a familiar face while visiting Napa Valley. The tasting flight allows a small amount of flexibility, and I tasted the 2008 Merlot, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2009 Syrah blend, and the 2009 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, which was my favorite. The Syrah had a meaty nose to it, for those interested in those varietal nuances. Overall, the wines from this vintage seem to lack the wow factor from the 2006 Hall Cabernet.
Based on this experience, I would rate the winery as a 6 and the wines offered as a 5. This is consistent with my prior visit.