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.