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2016 Halcon Vineyards Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
Drink between 2019 - 2025 (Edit)
CT91.5 15 reviews
Label borrowed from 2017

Community Tasting Notes 11

  • wirelesswine wrote: 91 points

    January 16, 2022 - Absolutely delicious pinot - light and bright with red fruits, very elegant overall.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • klezman wrote:

    November 1, 2021 - This was good. Perhaps a bit shut down? Not as dynamic as my prior notes suggest.

  • TashNYC wrote: 90 points

    October 19, 2021 - Light strawberry, cherry, raspberry and maybe a touch of cranberry. A tiny bit sweet and tart, but much better with food. Some floral notes, pine as well.
    I expected this to have a darker taste but it remained light.

    The best pairing was with our jerk chicken seasoning (ginger, ancho chilli, garlic, paprika, cumin), which really improved the pinot noir, adding spice and more complexity and getting rid of any sweetness. Not nearly as good with the roast, herbal chicken.

    We had this over several days (thanks Coravin) but it never got darker.

    It was interesting but I am not rushing out to buy more. Maybe better with some bottle age? Great with pinot-friendly spices.

  • WetRock wrote:

    February 5, 2021 - Initially just like my last note. Sweet strawberry with a note of pine. Light bodied. The second night this showed a more classic, darker expression. Not as sweet flavored. Not pure strawberry anymore. Lightly tannic and almost mineral at the finish. Nice. Maybe more rest will let it become more classic and subtle out of the gate. Pretty good in any case.

  • EMark wrote:

    April 16, 2020 - A very light-bodied red wine--think "heavy" rosé. Red fruit--cherry, raspberry. Very lean. This is difficult because I like this winery, but I just don't get a lot of satisfaction from this wine. The good news is that there is nothing offensive about it. However, there is no complexity or subtlety, either.

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

    (Pinot Noir “Bearwallow Vineyard”- Halcón Vineyards (Anderson Valley)) Subscribe to see review text.


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

    (Halcón Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard Mendocino Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Halcon Vineyards
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bearwallow Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Anderson Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 49 (47%)
  • Consumed 56 (53%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

fish, poultry, vegetable dishes, white sauce pastas

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