We hosted our small group for a fellowship dinner and Linda prepared lasagna and beef tenderloin. For a follow on meal with the leftovers, I pulled this Hall Estate Napa Cab 2006. This was a good comparison against several recent vintage Napa Cabs of the past week. Also, this the anniversary year of daughter Erin and Johnnie, for which I've pulled a 2006 Napa Cab to celebrate their anniversary year dinner.
Hall Estate at Rutherford tasting experience has been a highlight of several of our Napa Wine experience over the past several years. We hold a dozen vintages of this label as well as several labels of the Hall portfolio which has grown substantially in recent years. This is the standard Estate label of the Hall line.
Hall Estate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Consistent with earlier tasting notes when I wrote, "Dark garnet colored, medium to full bodied, a symphony of flavors accented by bold expressive black berry and black raspberry fruits with highlights of anise and mocha with tones of cedar, sweet toasty oak and clove spice and hints of earthy leather turning to a smooth polished lingering finish."
After being opened a day, this is predominant anise licorice and smoke on the black berry fruit with hints of cedar and clove spice on the finish.
RM 92 points.