Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009




The 2009 vintage is primarily a blend of the winery's Fawn Park Vineyard, Millennium MM Vineyard and Leonardini Vineyard fruit. The small amounts of Malbec and Petit Verdot add color, depth and complexity to this classic offering. The wine was aged in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels for 25 months. This deep wine has inviting aromas of berry and toasty oak with flavors of cassis, dark berry and hints of mocha and cedar. Understated toasty oak supple tannins beautifully frame the gorgeous ripe fruit. Enjoy this wine through 2022.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Whitehall Lane
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastVery opulent and jammy in blackberry, cherry and mocha flavors, this has a strong oak presence in the form of caramelized wood. It defines Napa richness, but it is too tannic and immature to properly enjoy now. Give it a snooze for 6-8 years.

Steve Heimoff, December 31, 2012
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorSupple and graceful up front, with elegant black cherry, red candy, red and black licorice, and subtle earth shades that firm nicely on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 2,004 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2012