Full Review

Robert Hall

Robert Hall
2019 Chardonnay, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17
'2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'

Robert Hall
2019 Chardonnay, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of buttercream, spiced pineapple, vanilla bean, and banana with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish displaying impressions of hints of caramel with a suggestion of oak flavor. A clean, balanced Paso Chardonnay that drinks effortlessly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: buttercream, spiced pineapple, vanilla bean, and banana
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of hints of caramel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A clean, balanced Paso Chardonnay that drinks effortlessly.

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.

Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.