Full Review

Robert Hall

Robert Hall
2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
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Robert Hall
2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of beeswax and honeycomb, candied grapefruit and lemon peel, lychee, mango and papaya, and bubblegum dust with a supple, tangy, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of mango-pepper salsa, green apple skin, and lemon sorbet with no oak flavor. A rock solid Sauvignon Blanc sipper with rich tropical fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: beeswax and honeycomb, candied grapefruit and lemon peel, lychee, mango and papaya, and bubblegum dust
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of mango-pepper salsa, green apple skin, and lemon sorbet
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tacos, Coconut Crusted Shrimp , Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid sauvignon blanc sipper with rich tropical fruit.

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.