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2016 Halcon Vineyards Petite Sirah Tierra Theopolis Vineyard

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Yorkville Highlands
Drink between 2019 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • EMark Likes this wine:

    July 9, 2021 - Beautiful dark color that I expect from a PS. Muted dark fruit on the tongue. Light tartness. Reasonably sturdy tannin. Some leather/tannin under the rear palate. Good body, but not, really, the most full-bodied PS, I've had. Surprisingly easy to enjoy for such a relative youngster.

  • WetRock wrote:

    October 5, 2020 - Pepper initially on the nose. Camphor among subtle purple fruits later. That blocky PS palate but this doesn't carry the weight that many do. It's not anywhere close to lean or light though. It just carries a nice balance. Notes of redwood and smoke. I kept getting hints of something like TCA on the palate but it never really goes belly up. And I could not get that note consistently. It actually fades away on the second night so I'm not calling taint. Solid PS for those that don't want ultra rich weighty things.

  • Jackstraw212 wrote: 91 points

    June 27, 2020 - Really cool wine. Almost like a massive Pinot. Brambly strawberries and raspberries, toasted vanilla, pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, and white pepper. Give it another year at least

  • 2840 Likes this wine:

    April 21, 2020 - Sallie did not like

  • der Schmecker Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 9, 2020 - Muted perfume nose. Wine legs on glass. Flavor notes of brambly berries and black pepper. Deep purple. Smooth. Wonderful wine. Notes on back label: "This steep terraced vineyard with very low vigor soils produced grapes of intense flavor. The northerly location provides a cool climate on the limits of ripening for Petite Sirah."

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

    (Halcon Vineyards Petite Sirah Tierra Theopolis Vineyard Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2019, Issue #79, Recently-Tasted American Wines (And A Few New World Friends) February 2019

    (Petite Sirah “Tierra”- Halcón Vineyards (Yorkville Highlands)) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma & Napa Valley Supplement 2018 (Jul 2018), 7/18/2018 (link)

    (Halcón Petite Sirah Tierra Mendocino Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Brilliance From Sonoma, 6/5/2018 (link)

    (Halcon Vineyards Petite Sirah) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Halcon Vineyards: The Côte Blonde of California…, 7/18/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Halcon Vineyards
  • Varietal Petite Sirah
  • Designation Tierra
  • Vineyard Theopolis Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Yorkville Highlands

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 132 (69%)
  • Consumed 59 (31%)

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