Robert Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

SKU
RHCS201610 UCNZ
  • Gold Medal - San Francisco IWC 2019; Gold Medal - Orange County Fair Wine competition 2018; 94 Points - Beverage Dynamics 2018.
  • A full bodied, flavourful wine from California's Paso Robles appellation – one of the world’s most exciting wine regions.
  • Aged for 18 months in French & Eastern European oak to create rich persistent flavors of plush ripe fruit & dark chocolate.
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    $49.99
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Editors notes

A full bodied, flavourful wine from California's Paso Robles appellation – one of the world’s most exciting wine regions. A core of dark fruit and blackcurrant aromas, with cedar spice and cocoa. Aged for 18 months in French & Eastern European oak to create rich persistent flavors of plush ripe fruit & dark chocolate. Gold Medal - San Francisco IWC 2019; Gold Medal - Orange County Fair Wine competition 2018; 94 Points - Beverage Dynamics 2018.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blueberry
    • Boysenberry
    • Herbal
  • Palate
    • Blue Fruits
    • Cassis
    • Graphite

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

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USA

The United States is now the fourth-largest producer of wine worldwide, with an abundance of grapevines planted in many wine regions, though Californian accounts for almost 90% of the country's output. In the late 1800s, the root louse phylloxera decimated many of the vineyards in Europe. It originated in the soils of North America where the vines are naturally resistant and was transferred to Europe on vine cuttings. In this case, North America was both the cause of the problem, and the solution, in the form of resistant rootstock for grafting.

It wasn’t until 1973 when Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay from Château Montelana were judged to be the best in the world at the famous Paris Wine Show that the quality of the Californian wine industry was truly confirmed in the eyes of Europe.

Most all varieties are planted these days in the United States, from Syrah to Tempranillo, Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier and every blend in between. Key varieties are Californian Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Chardonnay. Cooler climates such as Oregon and Washington produce brilliant Pinot Noir. Even states previously considered too hot and arid for wine, like Arizona are being planted, with great results.

California

California is home not only to most of the wine production in the United States, but also to some of the country’s most renowned wines. Thanks to a climate that features warmth, sunshine, cooling influences from ocean breezes and fog, and varying altitudes, California producers can make a wide range of wine styles. Among California’s black grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon (the state’s most widely planted black variety), Zinfandel, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. For white wines, the most prominent are Chardonnay (the most planted grape variety of either colour) and Sauvignon Blanc. Regionally speaking, California’s main vineyards fall under five regions, three of which contain most of the county appellations and American Viticultural Areas (AVAs): North Coast, Central Coast, and Central Valley (which produces most of the state’s wine). North Coast encompasses the counties of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino. Central Coast includes the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey AVAs as well as San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, including the Paso Robles AVA and Santa Maria Valley AVA. Central Valley is home to the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys as well as the Lodi AVA.

About the brand Robert Hall

One of the most recognised wineries in the appellation of Paso Robles, Robert Hall's are proud of their roots and strive to make wines that truly showcase the essence of Paso Robles. A collection of unique, estate vineyards & terroir sourced from every district in the AVA ensure only the highest quality.

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