Halter Ranch, "Ancestor" Estate Reserve 2018, Paso Robles - Adelaida District, CA
Carefully selected barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot were blended for this Halter Ranch flagship Bordeaux-style cuvée which offers aromas of berry compote and baking spices.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Paso Robles
REGION: California Central Coast
SUB-REGION: Adelaida District
VINEYARD(S): Halter Ranch Estate Vineyard
GRAPES: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Petit Verdot, 15% Malbec
VINIFICATION: Aged 18 months in 50% new French oak barrels
COLOR: Deep Ruby
BODY: Full (9-10)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Rich aromas of berry compote and baking spices
FLAVOR: Blackberry, cassis, graphite, light but apparent tannins
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Pair with hearty meats such as beef, lamb, and game. Drink now or cellar for 15 to 20 years.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Halter Ranch is located in Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. It is protected from the ocean by the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. Halter Ranch has a rich history combined with a commitment to quality, science driven sustainable methods and environmental stewardship.
Hansjörg Wyss purchased the original property in 2000, renovated the 19th century Victorian farmhouse and enlarged the vineyard. The estate spans over 2,700-acres, with 180-acres of sustainably produced wine grapes, 15-acres of walnuts, and 10-acres of organically certified olives.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD:
“The estate vineyard was initiated in 1996 and has since been expanded to its present 180-acres. Nineteen grape varietals at Halter Ranch occupy the steepest, most south-facing slopes on the property, which reach an elevation of 1,950 feet and provide excellent sun exposure. The emphasis on quality in the vineyard is complemented by a commitment to environmentally responsible grape-growing practices. Planting on only a small portion of the property’s acreage preserves a diverse environment, mitigating the effects of a monoculture. Only 180 acres of Halter Ranch's 2,700 acres are dedicated to farming and structures; the rest is left to natural landscape, mainly oak woodland and wildlife corridors.”