Full Review

Robert Hall

Robert Hall
2018 Cavern Select, Tempranillo, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45
Cellar Selection

Robert Hall
2018 Cavern Select, Tempranillo, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Black violet color. Aromas of ripe plum, cola, and black pepper with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, refreshing, medium-long berry jam-filled dark chocolate, hints of leather, and dried leaves finish with chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A bold, chewy, peppery Tempranillo for beefy entrees.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe plum, cola, and black pepper
Taste Flavor: berry jam-filled dark chocolate, hints of leather, and dried leaves
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Braised Argentine Steaks, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, chewy, peppery Tempranillo for beefy entrees.

The Producer

Robert Hall Winery

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

Their Portfolio

93 Robert Hall 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $20.00.
90 Robert Hall 2017 Merlot, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $20.00.
91 Robert Hall 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $18.00.
91 Robert Hall 2017 Paso Red, Paso Robles 15.7% (USA) $20.00.
88 Robert Hall 2018 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $.00.
89 Robert Hall 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $19.00.
89 Robert Hall 2018 Artisan Collection, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
89 Robert Hall 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
90 Robert Hall 2017 Merlot, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $19.00.
90 Robert Hall 2017 Artisan Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $17.00.
89 Robert Hall 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
88 Robert Hall 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
89 Robert Hall 2018 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
89 Robert Hall 2019 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
90 Robert Hall 2017 Red Blend, Paso Robles 15.7% (USA) $19.00.
92 Robert Hall 2018 Cavern Select Red Blend, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $50.00.
87 Robert Hall 2018 Cavern Select Dusi Vineyard, Zinfandel, Paso Robles 15.5% (USA) $45.00.
90 Robert Hall 2018 Cavern Select, Tempranillo, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $45.00.
87 Robert Hall 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $19.99.
87 Robert Hall 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $19.99.
87 Robert Hall 2018 Merlot, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $19.99.
87 Robert Hall 2018 Merlot, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $19.99.
88 Robert Hall 2018 Paso Red, Paso Robles 15.5% (USA) $19.99.
88 Robert Hall 2018 Paso Red, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $19.99.

Tempranillo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Tempranillo is the principal grape of Rioja, Spain's most famous red wine. The variety has beautiful red cherry, blackberry and mulberry fruit with medium-weight tannins, good acidity and complexity. it is generally aged in older oak barrels in Rioja to soften the wine.

Tempranillo is also grown in other regions of Spain, such as Ribera del Duero and La Mancha. It also produces important wines in Portugal and Argentina and is planted in countries such as Mexico, the United States and Australia.

While there are some lighter versions made for early consumption, a typical Tempranillo ages very well, anywhere from five to seven for a medium-bodied version to twenty to thirty years for a Gran Riserva Rioja. They pair well with most red meats and spicy dishes, from empanadas to game birds.