Established in 1983, the Paso Robles AVA is a diverse appellation located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along the California Central Coast. Paso Robles is made up of 45 different soil types with varied elevations and climates leading to the creation of 11 sub-AVAs. Hot days end with coastal breezes that flow over the Santa Lucia Mountain Range to cool the vineyards in the evenings; these wide diurnal temperature variations create near-perfect growing conditions that allow grapes to reach optimal maturity, with ripe fruit characters and balancing acidity.*
The Robert Hall Winery straddles the Estrella and Geneseo Districts on the East side of Paso Robles,* but winemakers Don Brady & Amanda Gorter source fruit from every district in the AVA in order to produce a wide variety of cuvées that each reflect the essence of the region. Today's wine is sourced from vineyards throughout the region, each with distinct terroirs that make the finished wine greater than the sum of its parts.
The 2017 Robert Hall Chardonnay is rich yet superbly balanced, with aromas and flavors of lemon peel, baked apples, vanilla bean, and toast that are enhanced by underpinnings of wet stone and baking spice. Oak-driven and full on the upper and mid-palate, it finishes long with vibrant acidity.
Producer Name: Robert Hall Winery
Old/New World: New World
Country of Origin: United States
Sub-Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Paso Robles
Quality Designation: AVA
Grape Varietals: Chardonnay 97% Viognier 3%
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Fuller Body White
Winemaker: Don Brady & Amanda Gorter
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Green Glass Burgundy Bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork