Halpin Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 | Exclusive Blue-Chip Reserve
Halpin Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 presents a deep, purple, and viscous. While bold black and blue fruits on the nose. Plus redolent of blueberry, black currant, and pomegranate, tinged with toast, tobacco leaf, allspice, and violets. So, it’s dense and chewy, but elegant, with elongated tannins that seem almost Old World in structure. But the mid-palate reveals a concentrated core of black cherry and blackberry ripeness that is pure Napa. Most of all, with excellent length. And it packs all the hallmarks of true reserve wine. Of course with an elegance that will improve in the cellar. Drink now-2029.
The Halpin Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is dense and chewy, but elegant, with elongated tannins, and excellent length. Notably, all the structural hallmarks of a true Reserve wine. Hence, we expect to hold up in the cellar for a good amount of time. While its deep purple color gives way to a plethora of intense flavors—pomegranate, black cherry, and blackberry enveloped in cocoa, baking spice, and firm tannins.
The wine business is your friend in 2015!
“This is my Reserve Napa Cabernet from 2015. This is from a blue-chip Napa estate that needed cash. Money for new tanks and grape presses doesn’t grow on trees, and I was there—right place, right time. This is no joke—of course, they made me sign an NDA, but this winery is a household name. Yields in 2015 were so low these guys would’ve been forced to blend this dynamite Cab with other lots to justify the bottling costs if I hadn’t been there to step in.”.
“If everyone understood the wine business… I wouldn’t have access to this kind of fruit. And it’s an ever-changing game. Some years it’s bumper-crops all the way to the winery, and some vintages are like 2015, with tiny crops, and wineries can’t even bottle their single-vineyard wines, because it costs too much.”.
The Result: Halpin Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
One taste was good enough. We took all 285 cases he produced. The black and blue fruits, the elongated tannins that seem almost Old World in structure, but the mid-palate reveals a concentrated core of black cherry and blackberry ripeness that is pure Napa. This is a killer Cab, straddling the line of Bordeaux structure and California opulence.