Halpin Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 | Absolutely delicious
Halpin Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 pours a brightly reflective shade of deep ruby in the glass. Cassis, wild plum, and black-cherry aromas show complex flourishes of toast, clove, bitter chocolate, and crushed violets.
In addition, medium-full bodied, this is a wine balanced between grippy tannins and fresh acidity, yielding perfectly ripe flavors of cherry and loganberry. While nuances of cocoa powder, baking spice, and a touch of tobacco arrive on the mid-palate, blending harmoniously on the finish. Drink now – 2026.
Halpin | Exclusive Sourcing
The short story is that this is land that Robert Parker ranked among the greatest terroirs in the Napa Valley. Halpin’s 2019 rendition represents its rocky slopes in all their glory, with aromas of dark fruit, cassis, and graphite previewing a palate with matching complexity—black currant with clove flavors, subtle floral notes, and supple tannins.
The phenomenal Halpin Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 mirrors the bold power and dark-fruit complexity of the source’s marquee bottles—wines Jeb Dunnuck has called “Pauillac-like.” While the estate’s dry-farmed hillside vineyards produce minuscule yields of rich, concentrated Cabernet.
Winemaker Ry Richards
Working in a wine shop stocking shelves is what sparked Ry’s interest in wine. So wanting to know more about what was in the boxes in the back room tasting at any available opportunity. Then he went off to college (UCLA if you really want to know) and thought about going to med school, but wine beckoned.
Through good timing and a bit of luck, Ry got an internship at William Harrison Winery. Only there working with their winemaker and a consultant named Phillip Titus. Phillip became his mentor teaching while checking in to make sure Ry was doing the right things. Then impressing Titus, so he offered Ry a job at Sonoma-Loeb in 2006.
So, with Ry being on the winemaking team ever since. He’s been a Cellar Rat, forklift grunt, barrel boy…you name it, Ry has been there. Ultimately learning to craft graceful wines under Phillip’s tutelage. And of course through this adventure becoming a rising star in Napa.