Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2003
Everything the average person craves on a day-to-day basis, all rolled into one conveniently accessible liquid form. Soothing aromas of blackberry, plum, chocolate and subtle oak spice offer welcoming refuge for the weary wine lover. The highly concentrated, ripe dark fruit on the palate melds with mocha, coffee, fine-structured but firm tannins, and a mouthwatering dark chocolate finish. Forgo the after dinner espresso and cuddle up to this big succulent cab. Comfort wine for any of life’s trials.
This is a delicious wine. Let it decant for an hour and you will be rewarded. It has a wonderful plush feel in the mouth. The tannins are beautifully integrated and the fruit is now balanced and not as forward when it was younger. In short, this is now an excellent cabernetthat remains powerful yet stuctured ENJOY!!
External Reviews for Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena
Offers a medley of berry fruit. Firm ripe and plump with dense red currant and red cherry flavors. Then grapey currant and hints of blackberry emerge. Finishes with firm tight tannins. Drink now through 2009. 3 870 cases made. Wine Spectator.
Firm and intense, with a mix of earthy currant, sage, cedar and spice, both in the aromas and on the palate. Turns supple and elegant midpalate, before the tannins firm up on the finish.
The sexy opulent 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve possesses plenty of glycerin along with powerful black currant fruit and a touch of toasty oak all presented in an uncomplicated consumer-friendly exuberant hedonistic style. Fully mature it should be consumed over the next 5-6 years. - RP Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.