Full Review

Robert Hall

Robert Hall
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99

Robert Hall
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Straw green color. Aromas of fruit cocktail, bubble gum, and citrus pith with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, delightful, medium-length lime zest, pistacio nougat, lime leaf, and rosemary finish with soft tannins and no oak flavor. A crushable and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: fruit cocktail, bubble gum, and citrus pith
Taste Flavor: lime zest, pistacio nougat, lime leaf, and rosemary
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crushable and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc.

The Producer

Robert Hall Winery

The Producer
3443 Mill Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-239-1616

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.