Halter Ranch

Halter Ranch

Adelaida District Picpoul Blanc 2019

Pretty tasty with mainly citrus & stone fruits. A bit of beeswax & honeysuckle. Subtle salinity & zesty palate. — 4 days ago

Severn, Josh and 2 others liked this

Halter Ranch

Estate Bottled Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Beautiful wine with lots of flavor. Great with meals and delicious by itself. — 25 days ago

Once & Future Wines

Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel 2018

This was our “back-up” bottle just in case the 1981 Clos du Val Zinfandel was DOA. In the end, the vitality of the ’81 rendered a back-up unnecessary however, we were resolved to open this nevertheless. The Old Hill Ranch is a historic vineyard endowed with a natural beauty that has few peers. Carefully farmed as a field blend with 30 other varieties, the vineyard is thought to be home to the oldest vines grafted to St. George rootstock (some of them are over 130 years old!!). The wine pours a bright ruby with no signs of sediment. On the nose, dark sour cherry, meat fat, brambles, and pie spice. On the palate, a mix of tart dark and red fruits, minerals, and a soft touch of baking spice. The finish is dry and long. Remarkable structure. Medium+ tannin, medium+ acid. This is a wine with tremendous vigor and it’s just getting started. While this is drinking very well already, I suspect these will have a very long life and should drink very well into the 2030’s and possibly, beyond. — 12 days ago

Shay, Byron and 14 others liked this

Halter Ranch

Adelaida District Viognier 2019

White flowers, stone fruit & refreshing palate. — 12 days ago

Severn, Alex and 1 other liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Halter Ranch Grenache Blanc 2019

80% Grenache Blancc 20% Picpoul

Really enjoying the new additions of Grenache Blanc in the Ridge portfolio.

Love to see a varietal Picpoul added too.

— a month ago

Josh, Stanley and 6 others liked this
Jeremy Krantz

Jeremy Krantz

Love Ridge. Great stuff, cheers!

Anthill Farms

Campbell Ranch Vineyard Syrah 2018

Tannins, acid, and fruit never came together in a dance... felt rigid. Had this alongside Melville and Holus Bolus, which were more enjoyable now. Am I missing something with the v97 rating??!? — 9 days ago

Trixie, Bob and 10 others liked this

Quivira Vineyard and Winery

Wine Creek Ranch Primitivo 2019

Quivira is one of those under the radar producers that consistently makes compelling, authentic wines. Their commitment to biodynamics is obvious the moment you walk the property. Popped and poured; consumed over two days. In the glass, the wine is a bright ruby color that stains the glass. No signs of sediment at this young stage. On Day 1, the wine was a darned good quaffer but nothing particularly striking and, in fact, seemed almost indistinguishable from any run of the mill, Dry Creek Zinfandel. By Day 2 however, things became much more interesting and the structure really started to show more which balanced out the fruit. The nose remains quite reticent with delicate red fruit, lavender, underbrush and pastilles. On the palate, tart red cherry fruit, blackberries, plums and some green banana emerging on the finish. Medium tannin; medium+ acid which lingers providing a long, satisfying finish. Ultimately, this is a really enjoyable Primitivo that needs a lot of air to really appreciate. — 22 days ago

Daniel, Josh and 9 others liked this

Halter Ranch

Estate Bottled Paso Robles Syrah 2018

Meaty, dried flowers, blackberries. Medium plus tannins, smooth yet warm finish. — 21 days ago

Josh, Dawn and 1 other liked this

Abreu Vineyards

Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

1.5 hour decant (lots of chunky/fine sediment). An unbelievable deep dark ruby red with a little bricking. On the nose: jumping from the glass are sweet cherries, slight funky earth, mint, floral, slight menthol, vanilla leather. Taste: A smooth, rich, layered full body wine with dark cherries, chocolate, currants, spice, minerals, and a charcoal graphite long dry finish. Some tannins still present and will wait a couple years to open my remaining bottles...but, still rocking it this Saturday night!!! YUM. — 7 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Brenda, Eric and 18 others liked this
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Love the vintage.

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Mancini Ranch Zinfandel 2018

2018 Vintage. 15.1% Alcohol. Bright, crisp fruit with good acidity and medium body. Loved it. — a day ago

David, David and 7 others liked this