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2011 Halcon Vineyards Esquisto

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Yorkville Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • Sennma wrote:

    March 16, 2021 - followed over two nights. The first night it was a fairly straightforward wine. The second night was like CDP and St Joseph had a love child.

  • blakel Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 6, 2020 - My last bottle of 20 purchased! Fully integrated, deep and smooth, perhaps just past its peak. Cork crumbled on opening.

  • blakel Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 3, 2020 - Mature, in it's twilight, but still lovely.

  • studleytrey Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 27, 2019 - Only just getting to the 1st of my 4 of these, and it's showing really nicely aged and in a good spot tonight for my palate. Dense, opaque coloring with garnet edges. Beautiful aromatics of lavender, dark fruits, potting soil, balsamic, and mushroom. A little soft on the palate, with medium body, acid, and finish, and flavors of dark fruit, iron, beef blood, balsamic, lemon, and spice. Perfect with Chinese crispy beef and peppers tonight, and I think mushroom or beef dishes that aren't too rich or fatty is the call (this is not ribeye/slab-n-cab material here), or balsamic chicken would probably be clutch. This is a lovely bottle and I'm probably going to rip through the other 3 in the near term.

  • David_T wrote:

    June 4, 2019 - Continuing to drink well, notes unchanged.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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

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

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

    (Halcon Vineyards Esquisto) Barrel sample - dark ruby color; lovely, tart berry, violets, floral, tart blackberry nose; delicious, tart berry, blackberry, tart black fruit palate; medium-plus finish 91-93 points (40% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 30% Syrah)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Halcon Vineyards
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Esquisto
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Yorkville Highlands

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 52 (28%)
  • Consumed 134 (72%)

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