Author dolcevitaSite / BlogTrust Rating Tasted On 01/30/2012Drink Dates 2012-2017
Bergfeld is the name of the estate vineyard that enshrouds our St. Helena winery. Originally planted in 1859 by New England Sea Captain William Peterson, our St. Helena Bergfeld vineyard was among the first planted in Napa Valley. Situated on the St. Helena valley floor in the path of an ancient tributary of the Napa River, the vineyard's well-drained gravelly soils heighten the concentration and intensity of the red varietals we farm here.
Benefitting from lower vigor and perfect ripening conditions, our 2007 Hall Bergfeld St. Helena Cab Sauv is irresistibly opulent. THe wine abounds with aromas of sun-warmed wild blackberry and ultra-ripe black jam, cloves and spiced dark cherry compote unfurl across the silky finish. Relish this wine over the next 10+ yrs
Unvaried deep ruby (plenty of purple) from side to side. Intense nose of baked/stewed blackberry and blueberry. Awesome nose. On the palate this is super concentrated, rich and layered. Flavors of cassis, dark ripe fruit, pepper and anise. Tannins are fine but plentiful. Would love to have more.