Halter Ranch Syrah Estate Bottled Paso Robles
(2010 Vintage) Aromatic and intense, the 2010 Syrah displays star anise and black fruits. Reminiscent of berry cobbler, this wine has an earthy minerality and hints of caramel that linger during the long rich finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) We like the unabashed richness and the generous, oak-enriched fruit of this big, very ripe and mouthfilling Syrah, but we are less pleased by the obvious heat that comes roaring through in its finish. That said, it still earns commendation for its volume and sheer sense of substance, but it could well do with a few years of softening and will need to be teamed with appropriately rich and flavorful foods.
International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Deep ruby. Spicy blackberry and cherry scents are brightened by cracked pepper and graphite. Tightly wound dark berry flavors are a bit dry but gain sweetness on the finish, suggesting that this will repay a couple years of cellaring.