Heaven in a Glass

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Hall Wines.

I have to admit.  If you saw my rough notes that I took on this wine before I crafted them into this lovely write up (did I ever mention I’m slightly delusional?) you might think a text-crazy teenager wrote them. My notes on this wine are peppered with “OMGs” and “YUM” and “Fab!” So now, you might be wondering, what could possibly make me devolve into writing like that?  The 2006 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon.  I’ll say it again: oh.my.god.  This was good.  Really good.  It’s way outside my normal wine price range, but is definitely something I would spend the extra scratch on for a special occasion.  Or to lay down for the next 10 years or so. It retails for $75 and is worth every darn penny.  The wine had a real cork closure and clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by volume.

On the nose of the wine I got cherry pie, vanilla, meat, a hint of milk chocolate, cedar, smoke, blackberries, earth, black currants, plums, dark smoky fruit, vanilla bean, and pepper.  This was one of those wines where I wanted to go swimming in my glass and soak up all the aromas.  I served this with steaks off the grill, corn on the cob, and risotto.  Oh the steak….and the Cab…and the grill….just….yum.  In the mouth I found spice, pepper, plum, black fruit, vanilla cream, Coke, licorice, cherries, and earth.  Overall, this is just a refined, classy wine.  It had tannins to spare and could use time in your cellar, but if you pour it in a decanter and give it an hour or two, this is refined and easy to drink.  If I smoked, I’d like to light a cigar with it!

Taken for Kristen!

Taken for Kristen!

For Kristen

For Kristen

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3 Responses

  1. Heaven in glass-really interesting title. The pictures are also good.

  2. Thanks so much – the flowers are even more beautiful than I imagined!

  3. Thanks Wine Cellars.

    No problem Kristen!

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