The core of black currant and hints of cedar and spice along with cocoa aromas echoed by rich persistent flavors of plush ripe fruit, dark chocolate and anise are all supported by balanced, rich velvety tannins. ~Winery Notes
Robert Hall Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Tasting Notes: The intense dark ruby red color of our Cabernet Sauvignon is reflective of this full-bodied, flavorful wine. The core of black currant and hints of cedar and spice along with cocoa aromas echoed by rich persistent flavors of plush ripe fruit, dark chocolate and anise are all supported by balanced, rich velvety tannins.
Vineyard Notes: Our Cabernet Sauvignon has the largest proportion of Estate fruit in our wine lineup. We crisscross the AVA to source grapes from warm sites with good exposure, which helps create a juicy, full-bodied wine.
2017 began with above average rainfall as Paso Robles began to rebound from drought. The wet start was followed by average temperatures through June. Higher than average winds during bloom affected fruit set in some areas. Harvest was a few days later than average, compressing our growing season. A severe heat spike in September with highs of 115 degrees halted maturation, delaying harvest for approximately two weeks. Temperatures became more seasonal throughout October until a frost in some areas created more challenges for our harvest. Overall, 2017 was an oddly paced, challenging harvest. Despite difficult conditions, the vintage shows excellent maturity and depth of flavor.