2018 Ancestor 1.5L Magnum
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2018 Ancestor 1.5L Magnum
2018 Ancestor 1.5L Magnum

Carefully selected barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot were blended for this Halter Ranch flagship cuvée which offers aromas of berry compote and baking spices.

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Production Notes

Our flagship wine, Ancestor is our Bordeaux-style reserve blend, and an homage to the Ancestor Tree, the largest Coast Live Oak on record. The 2018 Ancestor features aromas of olallieberry, Bing Cherry, and a hint of cassis. The entry is soft and juicy, with flavors of blueberry and ripe plum. The mid-palate is rich with texture and flows into a clean, long finish with hints of toasted oak.

Pair with braised and roasted meats, reduction sauces, and bold BBQ.

Enjoy now through 2035.

Blend: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot

Harvest Dates:

Cabernet Sauvignon- Block 7: 9/28/2018, Block 61: 10/3/2018
Malbec- Block 53: 9/17/2018
Petit Verdot- Block 49: 10/14/2018

Fermentation: Destemmed and fermented in closed top fermentors, with delestage daily for the first few days of fermentation followed by open pump-overs two to three times daily for an average of 16 days.

Aging: Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% of which were new oak.

Alcohol: 14.8%

pH: 3.65

TA: 6.2 g/L

Bottled: May 20, 2020

Production: 612 bottles