2008 Halter Ranch

2008 Halter Ranch

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The fruit for this Meritage was selected from Halter Ranch on the west side of Paso Robles. Established in 1996 and located in the historic Adelaida hills, the vineyard reaches an elevation of 1800 feet. The high density vineyard is planted on the steepest, most south facing slopes of the property in limestone rich soils and is farmed using sustainable practices. This blend is based on Petit Verdot which has shown extraordinary results in Paso Robles. The addition of a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon makes this a well integrated Meritage with a clean style and a long finish.

Enjoy now through 2019.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Deep, black cherry  
  • Aroma: Ripe, jammy fruit with notes of clove, anise, and plum
  • Taste: Balanced, medium bodied with soft tannins and ripe fruit
Other Notes
"A European style blend from the Paso Robles AVA" — Matthias Gubler, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Oct. 3 — Oct. 17, 2008
16 months in French oak barrels
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