2010 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Yorkville Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 95

  • Sugarb Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 19, 2019 - Right around it’s peak at this time. Little decanting required. Not the spiciest of Syrahs,but the fruit and structure offer plenty of depth and character. Paired beautifully with Tri-tip.

  • PSUSteve wrote: 92 points

    June 26, 2019 - PnP. Aroma is full of dark berry interlaced with with meat and bacon fat. On the palate is has very good depth and structure with good acidity that doesn’t often come with a wine with this low alcohol. Blackberry meat continues on the palate.

  • David_T wrote:

    January 28, 2019 - Continuing to drink beautifully, notes unchanged.

  • Meerlust wrote: 88 points

    November 23, 2018 - Dark purple color with a violet rim. Expressive nose of dark cherry, plum, floral elements, and toasty oak. The palate was tart with plum skin, dark cherry, earth, and abundant, toasty oak. This medium-bodied wine has vibrant acidity and some tannin on the finish. Overall, this was expressive on the nose but displayed more oak and tart fruit in this bottle. It paired quite well with beef stew as well as Thanksgiving turkey.

  • EMark Likes this wine:

    August 27, 2018 - Quite aromatic—berry fruit. Not terribly fruit forward—some cherry, raspberry. Tannin is only barely noticeable. Somewhat tart. Not particularly full-bodied. Pretty easy to drink,

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #14, 12/18/2012 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #10, 12/4/2011 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/28/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas) Opaque purple red violet color; lifted, lavender, violets, tart berry nose; delicious, tart berry, black fruit, tar, mineral palate; needs 3-plus years; medium-plus finish 93+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/30/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas) Barrel sample - lovely, roasted black fruit, lavender nose; tight, tasty, rich tart black fruit palate with fine grained tannins; medium-plus finish 92-94 points (no stems)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Halcon Vineyards
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Alturas
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Yorkville Highlands

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 296 (35%)
  • Consumed 550 (65%)

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Community Recommendations

(3/5) Ready to drink an quite enjoyable with a hearty, Guinness Steak Pie, Incredible Romulan, otherwise I would give this a "4"., Pineapple Thai, rustic meal (grilled venison chops tonight). A little lacking on the finish

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