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2010 Halcon Vineyards Mourvèdre Esquisto


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Yorkville Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • RDHudak wrote: 91 points

    November 22, 2021 - Very informal notes, but plenty of vibrant red and blue fruit. Medium+ acidity and medium body. Medium+ finish.

  • grafstrb wrote: 93 points

    May 22, 2020 - -- popped and poured --
    -- tasted non-blind over 2 – 3 hours --

    NOSE: meaty; "dark," but also high-toned, which I don't usually get with dark-fruited wines; fairly expressive, with a pleasant touch of savory brininess.

    BODY: magenta-garnet color of medium-deep depth; medium bodied; some shimmering fine crystals suspended in the wine and also on the bottom of the cork.

    TASTE: Nose is reflected on the palate: a bit savory, gentle rubbery/smoke/meaty note; rosemary; good acidity; meaty, but not funky; still has some drying tannins; drinks young; 13.5% alc. not noticeable; like this a lot, and wish I had more. Drink Now through 2030, perhaps, which is a revision of my previous opinion that this should be consumed in the near term.

    50, 5, 13, 17, 8 = 93

  • Meerlust wrote: 91 points

    November 11, 2019 - Dark, blood red center with bricking at the rim. Interesting, complex nose of blackberry, earthy funk, and floral notes. Initially tart blackberry, then plum skin, dark cherry, pepper, earth and violets on the palate. There is refreshing acidity and present, grippy tannins in this medium-bodied wine. The finish has moderate length with tannins clamping down. Overall, this was one of the more interesting wines I have tried in a while. It has solid fruit with a rustic edge to it. It paired beautifully with a rich beef vegetable soup, as the tannins were calmed and the earthiness melded with the vegetables. Very well done.

  • klezman wrote:

    February 2, 2019 - Meaty, earthy, and delicious. Wish I'd had more than the one bottle, but glad I hung on to this one until now. It's in a great spot.

  • Backdoctor wrote: 88 points

    December 21, 2018 - Pop and pour, tannins somewhat mellow but still showing. Very dry, the fruit showed up after open an hour but very minimal fruit on the palate. Tasted like a bordeaux

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

    (Halcon Vineyards Mourvedre Esquisito Yorkville Highlands) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/28/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Halcon Vineyards Mourvèdre Esquisto) Dark ruby color; tart black fruit, pepper, charcoal nose; poised, tasty, tart black fruit, black pepper, charcoal palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points (with 5% Syrah)

Wine Definition

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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 34 (26%)
  • Consumed 98 (74%)

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