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2018 Halcon Vineyards Petite Sirah Tierra Theopolis Vineyard

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Yorkville Highlands
Drink between 2021 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • bvivio Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 11, 2021 - Appearance: deep violet, medium staining, medium+ tearing, no rim variation nor sediment.

    Nose: clean, pronounced intensity, developing, blackberry, black plum, bilberry, ripe raspberry, white pepper, violet, bay leaf, black licorice, clay pot, cocoa powder, potting soil.

    Palate: dry, medium+ acid, medium+ tannin, medium+ alcohol (13.8%), medium+ body, pronounced intensity, long finish, blackberry, black plum, bilberry, ripe raspberry, white pepper, violet, bay leaf, black licorice, clay pot, cocoa powder, potting soil, prune.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • VAGenius Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 15, 2021 - PnP. Strong dark fruit and sawdust nose and black pepper. Firm black cherry with a ton of dried herbs, some cola notes, dried flowers. Oak-led finish with earth, menthol, and black fruits. This should develop and open up with further complexity. 92+ points.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • iguessitshank Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 8, 2021 - 2018, served at 64 degrees, 1 hour decant.

    Gorgeous bouquet, lovely on the nose. Deep violet color.

    Acidic, herbal from front to back. Moderate spice and dark fruit. None of us tasting found significant depth yet, after opening I wish I had kept this in the cellar for another 3+ years.

    Improved over the 2 hours we enjoyed this bottle. I would recommend a longer decant and not opening the 2018 for another few years. Definitely a fun bottle to taste with friends.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • grafstrb wrote:

    October 30, 2020 - -- decanted immediately before initial taste --
    -- tasted non-blind over a couple hours --

    NOSE: very savory --- green olives; stems(?)

    BODY: medium bodied; violet color of great depth.

    TASTE: high acidity; stemmy (or something stems-like); zesty; very tannic; 13.8% alc. not noticeable; comes across as very cool climate; a very unique, fun, interesting, and composed take on Peitite Sirah. I'm very interested to see how this takes to age --- it will be challenging to keep my hands off, however. Gut impression score: 91 – 94. Need to have another bottle to take a more careful look, as this bottle was consumed with guests, and my attention was largely diverted from the wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • z_willus_d wrote: 95 points

    October 7, 2020 - My first bottle of the 2018, and I can't overstate my excitement for the wine and vintage, particularly after the impact that the phenomenal 2017 had on me. After 15-minutes breathing in the glass, this wine's bouquet is breathtaking. A mélange of spices, herbs, and indescribably beautiful floral elements embrace the senses; the depth and purity of the nose are off the charts. My first sip brings to mind some kind of cult Napa wine developed under the hand of a classicist who understands understatement and how to let the grapes, of the highest quality, reach their natural alcohol and fruit maturity. This is so balanced and pure and with a depth and complexity that are, again for me, just off the charts. This has more than the violets and musk perfumes, it shows walnut skins, peppercorns, Christmas spices, pine needles, olive brine, and deep deep fruit. The structure and finish are equally deep. In some ways, it calls to mind a very fine port, but without any inkling a reference to the taste or feel of alcohol. Speaking on ink, the color density here is that of squid ejected inks -- dark, dark purple. The value of this wine is mindboggling. It is sure to continue to develop for many years to come with its palpable grape-skin structure. 95+ points.

    5 people found this helpful Comment

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • 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 227 (81%)
  • Consumed 52 (19%)

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