Rob Hall Cabernets
My third release of a Bordeaux blend, but not a blend this time around. Cabernet Sauvignon (100%). It’ll be back to t blend in 2019. Inspired by the old school blends which made the Yarra Valley famous, but picked slightly riper for drinkability. Rich dark fruit, balanced oak and a more-ish palate. Enough structure to age gracefully.
I grew up in Healesville, and did a little bit of summer work in vineyards, starting in ’91. In ’99 I started working in wineries full time. I only occasionally look back and wonder ‘what was I thinking?’
My first few years in wine were spent at Yarra Ridge and Punt Road, grunt work mostly.
From 2002-11 I was fortunate to serve in the role of winemaker at the revered Mount Mary Vineyard. Despite 10 vintages there, it went by in a flash. The first few years were nerve-wracking, in my opinion I was too green for the role, I wasn’t going to knock it back though.
Then 3 years at Kellybrook Winery, a great experience with a good friend, and simultaneously starting my own label, before taking the leap into fulltime self-employment in 2014.