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2018 Halcon Vineyards Grenache Halcon Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Yorkville Highlands
Drink between 2021 - 2035 (Edit)
CT90.3 4 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Renzloh Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 23, 2021 - Thoroughly enjoyed this wine (all the family) as a prelude to the upcoming holiday. Gave them a choice of Fabulous, Interesting, Never Had, Solid. They chose Interesting which was the Grenache.

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  • smorris291 wrote: 90 points

    November 8, 2021 - I drink a decent amount of Grenache-based wines from France and Spain, so it’s fascinating to see what the grape is like from a cooler location. It had many of the same notes, but more acidity and less concentration than Grenache from those areas. Maybe because of the lack of ripeness there was a slight astringency that I didn’t find off putting, though others might.

    So from an intellectual perspective, this is fun (appreciate Halcon’s Mourvèdre for the same reason)…but it’s also an enjoyable wine that’s good with food.

    Will be interesting to see how this develops over the next few years.

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  • z_willus_d wrote: 90 points

    August 28, 2020 - I found this as good as most any 100% Grenache wines I've had from the Rhone as well as many domestic. I used to swoon over this variety, but of late the heat (or is it just spice) it brings burns the back of my weak palate. I still thoroughly enjoyed this bottle, and while I did experience some of that higher ABV heat, it was well within check and balanced by the structure and acidity this wine presents. The aromatics are correct and present, and the flavor and mouthfeel is well balanced and juicy. I'm sure this will mellow and improve over the next half-decade. I wonder if it would fare better than the Rayas-es of the world, which to me seem to fall apart after around 15-years give or take on vintage.

  • grafstrb wrote:

    June 19, 2020 - Not a fruit bomb. Earthy strawberry on the Nose. Savory. Lightly tannic. Med-light bodied. I think this might benefit from a couple years laying down.

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

    (Grenache- Halcón Vineyards (Yorkville Highlands)) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    The 2018s from Rhys and Halcon, 9/9/2020 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer Halcon Vineyards
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Halcon Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Yorkville Highlands

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (6%)
  • In Cellars 97 (76%)
  • Consumed 22 (17%)

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