Red

2018 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Yorkville Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • pgordon62 Likes this wine:

    July 12, 2021 - Winemaker Note - my first chance to taste this wine in 4 or 5 months. I really liked this wine as a pop'n'pour. The tannin was present but nicely integrated. Lots of savory character. After 24 hrs there was more focused fruit intensity and pepper. Needs a year or two to hit the start of the peak window but very enjoyable now. Paul

    7 people found this helpful Comment
  • jdcarucci wrote:

    May 21, 2021 - Textbook syrah that hits so many of the old-world notes. Delicious now but can definitely go for years.

  • decaturwinedude wrote: 91 points

    May 6, 2021 - See Frank Murray's note. He nails it. Though I will say I won't touch my remaining bottles for a couple years as I think this needs some time to further shine.

  • brigcampbell wrote:

    April 23, 2021 - Book Club - Reunited (Steve's Place): Blind: knew this was syrah but from where... Could be domestic, high quality regardless, or Northern Rhone in a cool vintage. Hum... I went for Rhone

    Ever taste a wine and say "Hey, I need to get some of this" and then look in Cellartracker and there are a couple of bottles in there? It's like free money.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    April 22, 2021 - Bookclub--Wines Tasted Blind: Poured blind. Grown at 2,500 feet, grown organically. This was my WOTN last night. There is just the right amount of everything here, with the beautiful white pepper aromatics being the star of the bottle. Of note, this also has 4% Viognier added. It's been a long time since a bottle of red wine has aromatically wowed me like this one did last night, and it's a joy. Purple fruit, balanced with some tang. This is just beautiful, distinctive syrah. I wish I not only had some leftover from last night to taste and savor again, but. some more bottles of this for the cellar. I guess I will need to wait and buy the 2019.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2021, Issue #92, Recently-Tasted American wines Spring 2021 Releases and Friends, 3/1/2021

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    The 2018s from Rhys and Halcon, 9/9/2020 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2020, Issue #85, Recently-Tasted Old School And Neo-Classical American Wines

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • 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 5 (1%)
  • In Cellars 492 (79%)
  • Consumed 125 (20%)

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