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Robert Hall Winery

Robert Hall Winery
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .02%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16
Best Buy
2017 Top 2 Best Sauvignon Blanc

Robert Hall Winery
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .02%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of melon, ripe banana, and pomelo with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a silky, appealing, medium-length apple, lemon curd, and fig finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A lovely well balanced sauvignon blanc with great smoothness and drinkability.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: melon, ripe banana, and pomelo
Taste Flavor: apple, lemon curd, and fig
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Gazpacho, Dover Sole Almondine, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely well balanced sauvignon blanc with great smoothness and drinkability.

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.