"The 2016 HALL Merlot is another fantastic bottling from this famed Napa estate. On the nose this takes on lovely crème de cassis and tar aromas that mingle with shades of blackberry cobbler on this expressive nose. The soft texture is inviting as the wine unveils copious dark fruits and chocolate flavors. This deftly walks the tightrope of unveiling the warmth of the vintage yet also displays some restraint. While fantastic now, this compelling Merlot will continue to evolve well for at least another decade."