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Robert Hall

Robert Hall
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Robert Hall
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
Yellow straw color. Green aromas and flavors of grapefruit and pepper peels, flax nut bread, and meadow dew with a silky, crisp, dryish medium body and a medium-length finish with notes of reduced lemon sprinkled with balsamic, apple, hint of herb-salted melon rind, and straw. A bright, savory sauvignon blanc that will amplify culinary adventures.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit and pepper peels, flax nut bread, and meadow dew
Taste Flavor: reduced lemon sprinkled with balsamic, apple, hint of herb-salted melon rind, and straw
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, savory sauvignon blanc that will amplify culinary adventures.

The Producer

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers

The Producer
8418 S Lac Jac Ave
Parlier, CA 93648
USA
1 559-638-3544

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.