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2014 Halter Ranch US Red Blend "CDP"

Winery: Halter Ranch

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "CDP"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 50% Grenache, 28% Mourvedre, 18% Syrah & 4% Tannat

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 3,100

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 7, 2017

Wine Review: Halter Ranch's "CDP" stands for Cotes de Paso. It is one of my discoveries from the 2017 Boston Wine Expo. It is dark red colored and opens with a plum bouquet with a hint of dried cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very easy to drink. The flavor profile is a mild cherry with notes of gentle oak. I also detected hints of cocoa, black pepper, and a touch of plum. The finish is dry and its moderate well managed tannins are sticky. This very good wine is food friendly and will be a crowd pleaser. I would pair it with Theresa's meatloaf. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: CDP (Cotes de Paso) is our Rhone-style blend that is a combination of four varietals from our 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 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.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Halter Ranch 2014 CDP.

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