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2012 Halcon Vineyards Esquisto

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Yorkville Highlands
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CT89.9 47 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • kstoddard wrote: 89 points

    July 18, 2020 - From magnum

  • bg3034 wrote: 89 points

    May 5, 2020 - PnP through Nuance Wine Finer. Reddish purple hue. Red fruits and earthiness on the nose. Meatiness, tobacco on the palate with round fruit flavors. Silky finish. 89+pts. Aloha!

  • blakel Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 24, 2020 - Delicious, noticeably evolved since last visit a couple years ago. Darker notes of meat, earth - less fruit, pepper. Nicely balanced and integrated.

  • maxmanx wrote:

    January 20, 2020 - Last of 6 bottles. Ringer for a good CdR. Was a good value at $20.

  • klezman wrote:

    October 28, 2019 - Wow, this is quite the evolution from a few years ago. Garrigue, smoke, olives, meaty, and red fruit. Improved still with an hour or so of air.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2014, Issue #52, This Summer’s Fine Lineup of Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

    (Halcón “Esquisto” (Yorkville Highlands) Mendocino) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/14/2015 (link) 90 points

    (Halcon Vineyards Esquisto) Dark red violet color; lifted, roasted red fruit, roasted black fruit, light pepper nose; tart red currant, cranberry, pepper palate with medium acidity; could use 1-2 years; medium-plus finish (65% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 5% Syrah; 14.1% alcohol) 90+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • 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 99 (40%)
  • Consumed 148 (60%)

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