Jim's Block
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 169
Vintage: 2011


Jim's Block

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

5 cases produced


This 2011 Jim’s Block Cabernet Sauvignon hails from a tiny, bucolic, four-acre block located in the high, eastern slopes of Mt. Veeder. Surrounded by statuesque redwoods, firs and madrone trees, this vineyard produces some of our most intense and expressive Cabernet Sauvignons in any vintage. For Premiere, we selected one barrel from the finest lot of the vintage from this block—a glimpse of the latest of HALL’s micro-production of dense, concentrated, terrior-driven wines from the finest appellations in the valley.

Aging Process

100% New French Oak. ML in barrel. Long native ML with weekly batonnage.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

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.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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Keenan Winery 2020 Red Table Wine Spring Mountain District The Raven 26
Red Thread Wines and Summit Lake Vineyards & Winery 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 26
Corison Winery 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Premiere Reserve 24
Ancien 2016 Pinot Noir Napa Valley Vingt Cinq Ans 21
HALL 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder Jim's Block 17
THE GRADE Cellars Non-vintage Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga A PhenomeNon-Vintage 16
Oakville Ranch Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Franc Oakville Robert's Anniversary Blend 15
Palmaz Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Tortuga 14
Renteria Wines 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Complement Cab Blend 13
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