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Hall Ranch

Hall Ranch
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .4%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99

Hall Ranch
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .4%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of spicy berry compote, olive and pepper relish, and persimmon with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, compelling, medium-long finish with impressions of cassis tart and spicy praline with chewy, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A spot-on Cabernet with seamless structure and round, inviting flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spicy berry compote, olive and pepper relish, and persimmon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of cassis tart and spicy praline
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot-on cabernet with seamless structure and round, inviting flavors.

The Producer

O'Neill Beverages Co., LLC (dba O'Neill Vintners & Distillers)

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

Their Portfolio

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87 Agitator 2019 Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Wine, California 15.9% (USA) $19.99.
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85 Buttercup 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $.00.
BR Curran Creek 2018 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Geneseo 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
92 Hall Ranch 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $20.00.
85 Hall Ranch 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $18.00.
90 Hall Ranch 2018 Estate, Zinfandel, Paso Robles 15.5% (USA) $20.00.
87 Hall Ranch 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $15.99.
88 Instigator 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $11.00.
85 Instigator 2018 Red Wine, Lodi 15% (USA) $11.00.
88 Instigator 2019 Chardonnay, Lodi 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
86 Instigator 2019 Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $12.99.
87 Instigator 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
86 Line 39 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
BR Line 39 2018 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Line 39 2018 Pinot Grigio, California 13% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Spyglass 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $19.00.
87 Spyglass 2019 Pinot Noir, Monterey 14.5% (USA) $19.99.
BR Spyglass 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $19.99. - Bronze Medal

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.