Disclosure: I received a copy of “A Perfect Score” for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
If you’ve ever been to Napa Valley, Hall Wines, is quite memorable as you’re driving along Highway 29 heading into St. Helena. Their giant Bunny Statue, what many refer to as Bunny Foo Foo by artist Lawrence Argent, stands out, hopping among the vineyards outside of Hall Wines.
But, what stands behind Hall Wines is a couple, (Kathryn and Craig Hall) with a passion. A passion for making GREAT wine, a passion for Napa Valley, and a passion for art and design.
Today, September 13, this couple, has now entered into the word of Authorship as they release their first book, “A Perfect Score.” I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a copy and read it before its release, and let me tell you a few things:
If You’ve EVER wanted to know A Story of How a Couple got into Winemaking then this book is for you. Because Kathryn and Craig, were completely honest in their book, about their start, about their struggles, and the hardships they even went through as they developed their wine, their brand, and their course of getting to the Perfect Score.
If you’ve ever BEEN to visit Hall Wines or Walt Wines in Napa or Sonoma, then, you need to sit down to read this book, and to read their story, read their humble beginnings, and then sit back in awe, as you sip on a bottle of their wine. It’ll make you only want to appreciate their wine a whole lot more.
If you want to experience a real good love story, then, sit back to read this book. It’s not just a love story about Kathryn and Craig Hall, but it is a love story of wine, and the process of winemaking, and really, the process of pursuing your passion, with the love of your life, by your side! Because, lets be honest, Hall Wines, and Walt Wines exist because of both Kathryn and Craig working together, as a team.
BUT: For me, this book was so much more than their story. Sitting down to read “A Perfect Score” brought out a flood of memories of visiting Hall Wines, Tasting at Walt Wines, or attending one of their annual events such as their Cabernet Cook-Off.
It made me realize, how much of an impact, in their 20 year journey within Napa Valley, how far they truly have come in the Industry, how their ideas keep evolving (they’re Authors now!), and really, how serious they are about their business, and what THEY are doing in Napa Valley. They get an idea in their head, they don’t just let the idea mull around in their head, they actually follow through with it, and the rest of us get to prosper from it!
But, truthfully, at the end of this book, it only made me appreciate Kathryn and Craig Hall even more. You could see their personalities shines through in the book, but, not only that, make you wonder what they’re going to do next. So, what do you think it’ll be?
A Perfect Score was a fun read, especially for any person that has been to a tasting at Hall or Walt Wines during their Wine Country Travels. Or any person that has come in contact with Kathryn or Craig Hall over the years. The book tells their story, of their beginning, and really, the tale of HOW it all began, not to mention, their journey to the Perfect Score.