I’ve received a few Halter Ranch wines for review and have been really impressed.  So I had high expectations for their 2008 Ancestor Estate Reserve wine which is a red Bordeaux blend and it met the expections and was very sexy.

The blend consists of 25% Petit Verdot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Syrah, 15% Merlot, 12% Malbec.  Aged in French oak for 18 months of which 50% were new oak.  The wine was bottled two years prior to release.  It’s estate grown in Paso Robles, CA.

I have to admit, I received this wine for review as a media sample.  I didn’t get to it right away and it did sit and age in my cellar for about 18 months. When I opened it I was quite impressed with what I found.

Aromas of cassis, boysenberry, cedar and hints of vanilla.  Sexy on the palate with lots of black fruit. It makes your eyes dance and puts a smile on your face.

I would share this bottle with a loved one over a nice dinner featuring filet mignon or roasted leg of lamb.

Price point for this wine is approximately $50.