About 2018 Cavern Select Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon:
A truly Classic California Cabernet Sauvignon with lush overripe to dried black and blue fruits dominating the mid-palate, an array of savory herbaceous aromatics with a whisper of green olive, and this beautiful dusty sandalwood which helps envelope the velvety tannins. A limited production wine from the Willow Creek District.
Has aromas of ripe blackberries, black currants and graphite. On the palate, savory herbs, sandalwood, and dried blueberries marry integrated velvety tannins.
Aged for 30 months in French Oak
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.
Harvest Dates: 9/29/18
This wine comes from a vineyard site at 1400 ft elevation in Willow Creek District. The site has Calcareous soils from the Santa Lucia-Lopez complex. This site sees 24-30” average rainfall with a 20 degree average diurnal shift. The vineyard is Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon on 110R rootstock. The vinery harvested its Cabernet on 9/29/18 and aged the wine for 30 months in French Oak. After bottling we hand apply the medallions and wax dip bottle. The wine then bottle-ages for 12 months.
About the Winery:
Founded on hard work and self-made prosperity, Robert Hall embodies the hard-working spirit that turned one man’s vision into a truly world-class winery.
A small-business visionary, Robert had a life-long passion for wine and the winery lifestyle. He viewed all his business success as a well-earned opportunity to venture west in search of the perfect landscape, and the perfect partner to help him realize his true dream.
Acclaimed winemaker Don Brady has been the creative force behind the award-winning wines since the beginning. Through his hands-on approach, Don has been pivotal in bringing acclaim to Paso Robles wines, and instrumental to elevating the valley’s status as the premier winemaking region.
Creating wines of the highest quality is their promise, each one of them made by hand with a simple goal – enjoying The Good Life. Well-Earned.™