Featuring sustainably-grown fruit from the historic Hall Ranch vineyards in Paso Robles, Hall Ranch wines are inspired by the rich cowboy culture, pioneering spirit, and agricultural roots that continue to permeate the people, wines, and way of life in Paso. Today, the Paso Robles region is heralded for its world-class grapevines – and the vineyards of Hall Ranch are no exception. Planted in the early 1990s by the Hall family, Hall Ranch is home to 150 acres planted to vine and more than two decades of award-winning wines.

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    Hall Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

    Accolades

    96 Points - Beverage Dynamics - Big, smooth tannins with layers of dark berry, touch of toasty oak and a wisp of dark chocolate.

    92 Points - Tastings.com

    91 Points - Blue Lifestyle

    89 Points - Wine Enthusiast

    Tasting Notes

    The intense dark ruby red color of the 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.

    Wine Details

    Vintage: 2017

    Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Syrah, and 2% Merlot

    pH: 3.70

    Total Acidity: 6.7 g/L

    Alcohol: 15.0%

    Winemaking

    We crisscross the AVA to source grapes from warm sites with good exposure. This helps us create a juicy, full-bodied wine. Aged in French and Eastern European Oak for 18 months.

    Food Pairing

    Pair with anything off the BBQ, steaks, braised short ribs, and lamb chops.

    Vintage Notes

    The 2017 vintage began with above-average rainfall as the Paso Robles area began to rebound from drought. The wet start was followed by average temperatures that lasted through June. Higher than average winds during bloom affected fruit set in some areas of Paso Robles. Harvest was a few days later than average this year, compressing our growing season. A severe heat spike in September with highs of 115 degrees halted maturation, delaying harvest for about two weeks. Temperatures became more seasonal throughout October until a frost in some areas of Paso Robles in late October created more challenges for our harvest. Overall, the 2017 harvest was an oddly paced, challenging harvest in Paso Robles. In spite of difficult conditions, the vintage shows excellent maturity and depth of flavor.

     

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    Hall Ranch Zinfandel

    Accolades

    95 Points - Beverage Dynamics- Dense, soft tannins with dark cherry and a hint of black bramble and cinnamon. Serve with something off the grill or a nice soft goat cheese.

    91 Points - Blue Lifestyle

    90 Points - Tastings.com

    89 Points - Wine Enthusiast

    Tasting Notes

    A full-bodied wine with a dense core of fresh raspberry and cranberry fruit intertwined with a peppery spice. Soft tannins and moderate acidity nicely balance the robust fruit and cedar spice flavors in this food-friendly wine.

    Wine Details

    Vintage: 2018

    Blend: 94% Zinfandel, 5% Syrah, 1% Petite Sirah

    pH: 3.68

    Total Acidity: 6.76 g/L

    Alcohol: 15.5%

    Winemaking

    The grapes we use for the Zinfandel are from cooler districts in Paso Robles. The cooler overnight lows help the grapes mature slowly, creating density and complexity. The wine is aged in a mixture of Eastern European and American Oak for 14 months.

    Food Pairing

    Enjoy with a juicy steak, grilled portabella mushroom, pungent cheese or decadent chocolate desserts.

    Vintage Notes 

    The 2018 vintage began with a wet cool, wet spring. The cool weather delayed bud break and extended flowering leading to shatter in some exposed areas. In Mid-April some areas frosted, further delaying set and the 2018 season. A 40-day heat wave in July and August created challenges in most areas. By late August, the weather became more seasonal with temperatures remaining mild throughout harvest. On average, harvest was 2 weeks later than recent vintages at Robert Hall. The initial cool temperatures and heat wave lead vines to produce smaller clusters and berries, creating dark, phenolically dense wines. The 2018 vintage is shaping up to be a great vintage in Paso Robles with excellent maturity and aging potential.

     

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    Hall Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

    Accolades

    94 Points - Beverage Dynamics - Beautiful, aromatic wine from one of Paso Robles' premier estates. Crisp but with a rich mouthful of pear, fragrant citrus and a touch of Asian lime. Sip as an aperitif or have with seafood. 

    92 Points - Tasting Panel "This crisp and lively wine features vivacious aromas; flavors of grapefruit and lemon blossom; and a defined minerality and salinity. Sugared pears grace the palate on the finish."

    91 Points - Wine Enthusiast - Editor's Choice

    91 Points - Blue Lifestyle

    Tasting Notes

    A vivid straw-green in color, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc greets the senses with crisp apple and citrus aromas with hints of pear. In the mouth, the wine exhibits bright fruit flavors of grapefruit, lime, and lemongrass that echo the aromas. Refreshingly dry and medium-bodied with a rich crisp acidity, wrapped around a mineral core.

    Wine Details 

    Vintage: 2019

    Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

    pH: 3.46

    Total Acidity: 7.41 g/L

    Alcohol: 13.5%

    Winemaking

    The vineyard's proximity to the winery is one of the ways we capture aromatics. We open the winery early and pick at night to keep fruit cool. We use a gentle press cycle to extract the juice and fill tanks specially designed to limit oxygen exposure.  At every step of the process, we try to limit oxidation to create a fresh and aromatic wine.

    Food Pairing

    Pair the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc with salads, roasted vegetables, and seafood. We especially like it with Sea Bass and Oysters.

    Vintage Notes

    The 2019 vintage began with a cool start. We saw above-average rainfall in Paso Robles helping to cleanse soils. The cool weather protracted bud break and bloom delaying our growing season. A heatwave in late July helped to accelerate our delayed season with harvest starting about 7 days late at the end of August. The weather became more seasonal until several frost events in late September and October created challenges for low elevation areas. Luckily, we saw very little frost damage in our vineyards this season. The overall yield in the vineyard is lower than average. While short and somewhat sporadic, vintage 2019 is showing to be rich in flavor and phenolically dense.

     

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Amanda Gorter
Winemaker

Hall Ranch wines are crafted by Amanda Gorter, a passionate young winemaker inspired by the Old West heritage and agricultural roots that continue to anchor the identity of the Paso Robles community.  Amanda employs a non-interventionist approach to winemaking in the spirit that "great wine comes from great vineyards." She has been making wine since 2013 and has trained under some of the best winemakers in the business. In 2016 Amanda moved to Robert Hall Winery as Assistant Winemaker and was promoted to Winemaker in 2019. She holds a degree in Biology with a Winemaking Certificate from University of California, Davis. When she's not making wine, Amanda loves gardening, traveling, cooking and live music.

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