Red

2016 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Yorkville Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • thalver wrote:

    September 19, 2021 - popped and poured, nicely balanced mid weight wine with ample acidity and tannin to give it cut. Stems seem a bit prominent, and for my tastes, I think this needs a few years to better come together

  • alphalam wrote: 91 points

    August 31, 2021 - Black currant and followed by red cherries. A tad bit of liquorice. Fine tannins is still present with a little grit but faded from a few years ago. Medium body. Pairs very with fried chicken. This wine in a very place right now. I don't see any reason to wait.

  • angryphoton Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 1, 2021 - Needed decanting, around 3 hours.

  • Rich S Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 9, 2021 - Popped and slow ox'd for about an hour. Medium purple color, slightly cloudy. Really aromatic on the nose with tons of black olive tapenade, high toned purple florals, some under ripe blackberry and black cherry and a hint of fresh cracked black pepper. Unmistakably syrah. Flavors carry through to the palate with a bit of salty olive brine and tart black fruits with some spice. Medium+ acid and tannin. Tons of complexity now but a long life ahead. Really great wine and excellent QPR.

  • Sauvyfan Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 25, 2021 - a great consistent syrah, that has some amazing complexity. Recommend a good 2-3 hour decant on this.

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    North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley's Incredible 2016s, 1/31/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • 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 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 289 (59%)
  • Consumed 200 (41%)

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