HALL

Sacrashe Vineyard
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 94
Vintage

2009

HALL

Sacrashe Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

5 cases produced

This selection from HALL Wines is the consummate expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sacrashe Vineyard: deep, rich, lush. The HALL Sacrashe Vineyard lies in the eastern hills above Rutherford. Ensconced by hundred-yearold oaks, manzanita and pines, the vineyard is composed of distinctive ash tuff soil. An undulating topography creates numerous microclimates and slope grades. The Rutherford hilltop terroir creates difficult growing conditions and limits the vigor and yield of each vine. This powerful wine will gracefully evolve for 15 to 20 years.


Aging Process

22 months, 100% New Taransaud French Oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.9
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Steve Leveque

Winemaker, HALL

Winemaker, Steve Leveque

Born and raised in Napa Valley, Steve Leveque has earned a reputation for finely crafted wines that reflect the terroir and celebrate the varietal. His more than 16 years of winemaking expertise started at Robert Mondavi Winery where he blossomed under the mentorship of Tim Mondavi and served as Winemaker for most of his 11-year tenure. Steve also served as Executive Vice President and Winemaker of Chalk Hill Estate Winery in Sonoma where he hand-crafted a portfolio of small-lot Bordeaux varietals to critical acclaim. Steve's personal philosophy and professional history demonstrate the reverence for the land and devotion to excellence that HALL embraces.

Country born: United States

Education: Degree in Biology from San Diego State University.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
Under Steve's direction, HALL's 2010 Exzellenz from Rutherford's Sacrashe Vineyard earned 100 points by Robert Parker.
Over 170 wines under Steve's direction are rated 90 points and above.

Winemaking Philosophy:
My goal is to be true to the fruit, let it express itself purely and fully. Working with such a talented team, with such excellent vineyards and in such an exceptional facility is exciting and inspiring. HALL is truly devoted to making great wine and going about achieving that in all the right ways: organically farmed vineyards, Optically sorted fruit, gravity-fed tanks, native yeast fermentations and unfined and unfiltered bottlings.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: It allowed us to explore a particular vineyard block of the Sacrashe Vineyard in the eastern hills of Rutherford to create a wine that is a pure expression of this site

Meritage Wine Market

162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road
Suite A-10
Encinitas  CA  92024
7604792500

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