Robert Hall Paso Robles Chardonnay 750ml Black Label
Our Chardonnay was crafted with a goal of maximizing freshness and preserving varietal flavor. Pursuant to this goal, we hand-harvested into small bins in the cool of the morning and completed the short trip to the winery. At the winery, we crushed the fruit to the waiting press and held it there for 3 hours of skin-contact, prior to pressing to tank where the juice cold settled for 48 hours. At racking, the juice was transferred to barrels where we inoculated with cultured yeast known for maximizing mouth feel and fruit expression. After fermentation, we performed bi-weekly, be2tonnage, a stirring of the lees. Before bottling, the wine received a final racking where the blend was assembled and the wine prepared
Tucked into the hillside east of Paso Robles, along California's enchanting Central Coast is Robert Hall Winery, where years of hard work and infinite attention to detail are invested into every bottle of wine we make. As farmers first, the goal is to nurture the land and coax from it the finest fruit possible from the vineyards on the Hall Ranch -- each with its own personality and each expressing unique nuances that strive to capture the essence of Paso Robles.An entrepreneur with tremendous business acumen, Robert L. Hall's past success include ventures in construction, bowling centers, travel agencies, restaurants and champion horse breeding. A native of Minnesota, Robert resided in Arizona prior to finding a home in the Paso Robles AVA.During a family trip to France in the late 70's, Robert visited the Rhone valley and was captivated by the winery lifestyle of farming, crafting wine and the pairing of wine with food. Robert began developing his idea for a premium-producing vineyard and winery in the early-80's, and ventured west with the goal of visiting each of California's wine appellations to explore the optimum growing conditions for the production of premium wine grapes, specifically the Rhone varieties he had enjoyed so much. In early-90's, Robert and Margaret discovered the perfect terroir in the Paso Robles appellation. Featuring soil rich in nutrients, coupled with warm days and cool nights, Robert felt the viticultural conditions were ideal to the development of the enological characteristics he was seeking to produce. "Home Ranch" was acquired in 1995. Soon after, the "Terrace" and "Bench" vineyards joined the Hall Ranch enclave.Robert and Margaret established very solid roots in Paso Robles. Throughout the years, their family members have joined them in this ever-growing wine community. Robert Hall Winery is the result of an old-fashioned work ethic combined with traditional winemaking techniques, state-of-the-art equipment and a team of dedicated professionals. Drop by for a visit to discover the essence of Paso Robles.