Robert Hall Rosé de Robles Paso Robles 2015

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   Paso Robles

Varietal   Rosé Blend

Retail Price   $14

ABV   13%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, ruby red being as deep and dark as many Pinot Noir.

Aromatics

The nose is very expressive and hedonistic with scents of ripe strawberry and raspberry with accents of orange zest, red grapefruit, and mineral.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a rich and abundant fruit-driven core with flanking notes of citrus, mineral, and tart, red fruit accents.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with generous red berry fruit and bright, vibrant acidity that helps create a perfect balance with great length as well.

Cool Factor

A

California Rosé is most often a different animal from Provence Rosé with a fruit focused delivery while still providing that crisp balance of acidity. When done right like this beauty from Robert Hall, count us in.

Value Grade

A

At under $15 for a bright and very versatile Rosé we give this wine the highest value mark.

Analysis

In the late 70s Robert Hall visited France's Rhône Valley and was captivated by the wines, the lifestyle, and the pairing of wine and food. In the following decade he visited California's wine growing regions learning their unique attributes while searching for the ideal spot to grow Rhône varietals. The blend for this bold and tasty Rosé is very reminiscent of the South of France: 42% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 11% Cinsault, 11% Mourvedre, and 6% Counoise. 92 points out of 100.

How to Enjoy

This charming wine needs nothing more than a glass but it pairs very well with grilled chicken, smoke salmon, and roasted duck.

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