Halter Ranch Vineyards and Winery
Paso Robles, California

About the Winery | Rose | Cabernet Sauvignon | Grenache Blanc | 2012 Cotes de Paso | 2014 CDP | "Synthesis" Red Blend | Ancestor Estate Reserve

About the Winery
Historic Halter Ranch is a vineyard and winery located in the heart of the Paso Robles' Westside Adelaida District. California’s Central Coast Wine Country has ideal conditions for growing superior wine grapes and producing world-class wines. The 100% estate-grown wines are sustainably farmed on westside limestone soils. Tradition and innovation mix at Halter Ranch to produce Bordeaux and Rhône-style wines of the highest quality.

The estate vineyard sits amidst the beautiful 2000-acre ranch on Adelaida Road on the west side of Paso Robles. The vineyard was initiated in 1996 and has since been expanded to its present 281 acres. The vines occupy the steepest, most south-facing slopes on the property, which reach an elevation of 1,750 feet and provide excellent water drainage and sun exposure. These slopes are also rich in limestone, a feature of many of the world’s finest vineyards.

The following Halter Ranch wines are available in Connecticut:

2015 Rosé
A delicious blend of 67% Grenache 22% Picpoul Blanc 8% Mourvèdre and 3% Syrah
2015 Rosé features a beautiful light coral hue and aromas of wild strawberry, watermelon and kiwi. On the palate, our Grenache-based blend imparts notes of tropical fruit and rose petals, with a refreshing and crisp minerality. Delicious on its own, this wine also pairs well with prosciutto & melon, salmon and light pasta dishes.

2016 Rosé available this Spring

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
78% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Malbec 9% Petit Verdot
Cabernet Sauvignon makes up our largest planting at Halter Ranch with almost one-hundred acres under vine. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a classic profile with aromas of dark red fruits. Bright and rich on the palate, this wine is brimming with flavors of red currants and cassis and has an underlying minerality. A strong mid-palate and well integrated tannins lead to a long seamless finish. Delicious now, this wine will continue to develop for years to come. Pair with wood-fired pizza, braised game and roasted or grilled meats.

2014 Grenache Blanc
77% Grenache Blanc 19% Picpoul Blanc 2% Roussanne 2% Viognier
We grow Grenache Blanc on the north facing slopes of our vineyard atop the limestone rich “Adelaida Stone” that underlies our property. Reminiscent of the wines of Southern France, this Grenache Blanc has aromas and flavors of honey, white flowers, melons and pear. Delicious on its own, this wine also pairs beautifully with hearty salads, prosciutto & melon, and anything from the sea.

2014 "Synthesis" Red Blend
75% Cabernet Sauvignon 23% Syrah 2% Malbec
Synthesis blends the power and complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness and elegance of Syrah. A harmonious combination, this wine offers aromas of Bing cherries and plums with flavors of currants and blackberries leading to a smooth finish with well-integrated tannins. Enjoy this wine on its own or pair with virtually everything.

2012 Côtes de Paso ** JUST A CASE or 2 LEFT! **
43% Grenache 23% Syrah 23% Mourvèdre 11% Tannat

Côtes de Paso (CDP) is our Rhône-style blend that is a combination of four varietals from our sustainably farmed estate vineyard. Grenache provides a bright fruit forward entry, Mourvedre adds spice and meaty notes, while Syrah brings weight to the mid palate, and Tannat ties everything together with its color, tannin and acidity. This wine is bright and focused, with interesting fruit and spice characteristics which transition into a long smooth finish. High acidity and low tannin make CDP the perfect food wine. Pair with savory meats, charcuterie and Mediterranean fare.

2014 CDP (Côtes de Paso)
50% Grenache 28% Mourvèdre 18% Syrah 4% Tannat

CDP (Côtes de Paso) is our Rhône-style blend that is a combination of four varietals from our estate vineyard. Grenache provides a bright fruit forward entry, Mourvèdre adds spice and meaty notes, while Syrah brings weight to the mid-palate, and Tannat ties everything together with color, tannin and acidity. Loaded with aromas of plum and dark cherry with a hint of garrigue, this luscious wine has a rich mid-palate that leads to a long smooth finish.

2014 Ancestor, Estate Reserve
60% Cabernet Sauvignon 22% Malbec 18% Petit Verdot
Our flagship wine, Ancestor, is our Bordeaux-style reserve blend, and an homage to the Ancestor Tree, the largest Coast Live Oak tree on record. Carefully selected barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot were blended for this cuvée which offers aromas of olallieberries, currants and cocoa. Rich and powerful, this wine offers dark fruit flavors and has a silky, round mouthfeel that finishes with seamlessly integrated tannins. Well-balanced, the 2014 Ancestor is an excellent food wine and pairs well with beef, lamb and game. Enjoy now, or set aside for a special occasion, as this wine will develop beautifully for years to come.


Northeast Wine Brokers, LLC 1771 Post Road East Suite #185 Westport, CT 06880
Tony Gagliardo 203.952.3901