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2017 Halcon Vineyards Esquisto

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Yorkville Highlands
Drink between 2021 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • JustBS wrote:

    October 24, 2021 - Still a bit tight

  • WetRock wrote:

    January 27, 2021 - Spicy nose initially. Herbal among roasty fruits. Roasted red fruits on the palate reminiscent of some more reserved Grenache wines from Languedoc, S Rhone or parts of Spain. A touch of sweetness towards the finish. Medium tannin but in that way much more than you get most Grenache based wines from here on the W Coast. Bright acidity but you have to pay attention for it somewhat as the bitterness of the fruit bites as it hits. Nice with dinner now given the acid/tannin combo. Could improve if the fruit opens a bit more in the next couple years.

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  • STM82 Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 11, 2020 - Bright strawberries and cherries. Lovely little wine. Better on the second night after the tannins mellowed out a bit.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • JustBS wrote:

    March 5, 2020 - Needs to breath.

  • qwerty2 wrote: 89 points

    December 4, 2019 - It's decent enough, and went well with dinner (fish soup). I'll see if tonight's dinner provides a better compliment (baked chicken and asparagus).

    I believe my tastes run to wines that are more full-bodied than this one. I'll give the other three bottles to charity. I'm sure they'll be appreciated more.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #7 & Misc New Releases, 11/14/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • 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 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 214 (65%)
  • Consumed 112 (34%)

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