Halter Ranch unveiled its newest release: 2021 El Pecado. First introduced in 2006, the name translates to “the sin” in reference to the sinful indulgence of this dessert wine, the company says.

A blend of 78% Tannat and 22% Grenache, El Pecado provides a decadent, elevated tasting experience and is a limited offering, with just 341 cases of this vintage produced, it notes.  

“We couldn’t be more excited to release El Pecado and further highlight the range of quality wines that are crafted at Halter Ranch,” said Kevin Sass, winemaker at Halter Ranch in a statement. “I look forward to hearing the response to the new dessert wine and hope our customers enjoy it as much as we did creating it.” 

El Pecado’s notable flavor profile can be attributed to the infusion of organic hand roasted coffee beans and cocoa nibs over a 16 month aging process in French oak barrels, the company notes. The El Pecado showcases aromas of berry compote combined with hazelnut, molasses, mocha and roasted coffee, it says. The entry is sweet, soft, and rich, bursting with red fruit, while the full-bodied midpalate is complemented by the natural residual sugar, creating an intense mouthfeel, it adds. 

The 2021 El Pecado now is available for purchase in a 500-ml bottle at Halter Ranch’s online wine shop for $48 for Halter Ranch Wine Club members, and $60 for non-members.