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Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1997

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Winemaking All of the fruit was picked by hand and gently destemmed before being fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Systematic pump overs and some extended maceration allowed excellent flavor and color extraction. The wine was aged in a combination of American and French oak barrels for 20 months. Merlot was added to the final blend to enhance the body and smaller percentages of Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot were included to add spice to the aroma and complexity to the flavors. Tasting Notes This Cabernet is big and intense with ripe fleshy fruit flavors and aromas. Oak is nicely integrated into this well-balanced offering that has a beautiful, smooth tannin structure that adds good length to the wine. It is certainly age worthy but is also delicious to enjoy now.

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Whitehall Lane Winery:
We are a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley's historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 110 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine. The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for produc... Read more
We are a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley's historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 110 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine. The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for producing some of the greatest wines in the world. In Wine Spectator Magazine's year-end ranking of wines, Whitehall Lane has been honored an unprecedented three times in five years for producing wines rated among the top five in the world. The winery has also been voted Winery of the Year from the Quarterly Review of Wines and Wine and Spirits Magazine. Read less
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External Reviews for Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/28/2010

...A dark ruby/purple-colored effort, with a textbook cassis, spicy, oaky, earthy-scented bouquet, and fleshy, moderately tannic flavors, it is good, but not inspiring. This elegantly-styled Cabernet lacks the extra flavor and richness dimensions req... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Leonardini Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

...sweet vanillin, creamy oak, black currant, licorice, and spice box aromas and flavors. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with considerable flavor as well as silky-textured tannin, but not much depth to its richness. It is an elegant, stylish, med... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

...possesses cassis fruit intermixed with spicy wood and earth. Medium to full-bodied, with some grip but a plush texture, this rich, concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml



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Winemaking All of the fruit was picked by hand and gently destemmed before being fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Systematic pump overs and some extended maceration allowed excellent flavor and color extraction. The wine was aged in a combination of American and French oak barrels for 20 months. Merlot was added to the final blend to enhance the body and smaller percentages of Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot were included to add spice to the aroma and complexity to the flavors. Tasting Notes This Cabernet is big and intense with ripe fleshy fruit flavors and aromas. Oak is nicely integrated into this well-balanced offering that has a beautiful, smooth tannin structure that adds good length to the wine. It is certainly age worthy but is also delicious to enjoy now.

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