Valley, one of the world’s leading Cabernet Sauvignon producers, has announced the release of the 2017 vintage of the highly touted Platinum Collection series. The highly allocated wine series includes HALL’s most exclusive, limited production wines that demonstrate exceptional quality, scarcity, and distinguished pedigree of Napa Valley terroir.
“Our focus is in the vineyard, with thoughtful attention to every detail of the growing season from pruning to harvest,” says Director of Winemaking, Megan Gunderson. “We employ gentle care and minimal intervention to allow the wine to express its true personality and connection to the land. These wines are simultaneously elegant and dense, and convey a clear glimpse into the soil, slopes, and climate from which they came.”
The Platinum Collection launched in 2012 when the winemaking team began separating a few select barrels of wines from distinct lots to bottle them individually. HALL discovered that each year there are tiny batches of superlative wine from extraordinary vineyard locations that stand above the rest and thus, The Platinum Collection was born.
HALL’s Platinum Collection wines have received exceptional reviews from the most respected critics in the wine industry in all vintages, including three 100-point scores for 2016, 2014, and 2013 vintages of the Rainin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines retail for $350.00 each.
Due to the pedigree and extremely limited production quantity, access to HALL’s Platinum Collection is restricted to a special allocation list. The wines are sold only through this allocation list or in-person during one of HALL’s Platinum Tasting Experiences at HALL St. Helena or HALL Rutherford. To sign up for the Platinum List please visit: www.hallplatinumwines.com.
The 2017 vintage of HALL’s Platinum Collection series includes three wines detailed below:
2017 HALL ‘THE BISHOP’ CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Appellation: Napa Valley
The Bishop embodies a truly special experience – the combination of complexity, concentration, and elegance crafted from exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2017 wine defines the best possible representation of the vintage. The wine is dark purple in color, exuding aromas of blackberry, dark spice, black peppercorn, anise, cedar chest and a slight floral note. The palate is vibrant, emanating lush, dark fruit of tremendous opulence. The finish is powerful and nuanced with a decadent chocolaty character.
2017 HALL ‘SACRASHE VINEYARD’ CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The Sacrashe Vineyard is home to HALL’s first 100-point wine, its 2010 Exzellenz. The site is ideally located in the prized Sacrashe Estate Vineyard, hidden atop the eastern ridge of the Vaca mountain range located in Rutherford, California. With extremely limiting volcanic tuff soils and gentle sloping aspects, this vineyard yields fruit that is always rich, dense, earthy, and opulent, possessing a purity of focus and pronounced power. The wine exudes dark and pure, voluptuous fruit.
2017 HALL ‘RAININ VINEYARD’ CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Appellation: Diamond Mountain District
The Rainin Vineyard, founded in 1998 by the Rainin family, is a bucolic, eight-acre site located on the rugged volcanic slopes of Diamond Mountain. The vines are nestled amongst majestic pine forests and redwood groves. This wine opens with aromas of juniper, crushed violet, and dried, dark plum. The palate is lush with dense, purple, and black briary fruit and a rich tannin structure. Muscular and opulent, the flavors cascade through the long finish. This wine has earned three 100-point ratings by the industry’s top critics including Robert Parker.
For more information on The Platinum Collection, please visit www.hallplatinumwines.com.