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HALTER RANCH 12 ANCESTOR RED
Item: #228140
Bottle Size: 750ml
WA: 91
$41.99
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HALTER RANCH 2012 PROPRIETARY RED "ANCESTOR" PASO ROBLES 750mL

Ancestor is Halter Ranch’s Bordeaux-style reserve blend, it is their flagship wine (think along the lines of Joseph Phelps’ Insignia or Justin’s Isosceles), and an homage to the heart and soul of their property, the Ancestor Tree. This tree is one of the largest coast live oaks on record, and is nestled amongst the vines of block eleven. A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, and 7% Petit Verdot, grapes were destemmed and fermented in closed top fermentors, with open pump-overs two to three times daily for an average of 16 days, then aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

The wine offers up complex aromas of blackberries, blueberries, currants, spice, and mocha. Elegant and rich, this wine has a silky, round mouth feel with seamlessly integrated tannins. Well-balanced, the 2012 Ancestor is an excellent food wine and pairs well with red meat, lamb and game. Enjoy now, or set aside for a special occasion as this wine will develop beautifully for years to come.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "Another terrific wine, the 2012 Ancestor Estate Reserve checks in as a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec and 7% Petit Verdot that spent 16 months in 60% new French oak. It reveals ample amounts of creme de cassis, black raspberries, crushed flowers and a touch of vanilla bean to go with a medium to full-bodied, supple, polished and elegant style on the palate. Coming from a selection of top estate vineyard blocks, it's a serious wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for 7-8 years."
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