One of the world’s most exciting wine regions, Paso Robles is the pinnacle of Central California’s winegrowing region with 11 distinct sub-AVAs. Rolling terrain, varied soils and warm days and cool nights provide exquisite growing conditions to craft award-winning wines. Founded on hard work and self-made prosperity, Robert Hall is a pillar of the vibrant and premier Paso Robles wine region. Our acclaimed winemaker, Don Brady, is the creative force behind our premium wines, cultivating the best vineyards to express the spirit of the valley.
Aromas of berry cobbler, savory herbs and tobacco. Full-bodied with fine grained tannins on the mid-palate and a long spicy finish.
Our Red Blend combines some of our favorite vineyards in Paso Robles, and is crafted to be big, dark, and juicy with the approachability and quality that Robert Hall drinkers expect. Petite Sirah and Zinfandel are at the heart of this wine, highlighting two varieties that do well in Paso Robles. We use Petite Sirah to add structure and Zinfandel for ripe fruit flavors. We incorporate other varietals and districts, highlighting the best of the vintage.
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.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with smoked meats, burgers and Spanish style tapas.