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2017 Halcón "Alturas" Yorkville Highlands Syrah SKU #1428859

Price: $29.95

VN 94 JG 92 JD 91
RP 91
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K&L Notes

Located in the Mendocino appellation of Yorkville Highlands, Halcón overlooks Anderson Valley and the Pacific beyond. It's one of the highest vineyards in California. The northerly location, ocean exposure, and altitude combine to produce a climate remarkably reminiscent to the Northern Rhône region of France. Winery note: "The 2017 vintage at Halcón has a close analogy to 2014. Both had moderate yields, slightly low sugars and good acid spine. Compared to the last two vintages this version of Alturas is a slightly less savory but has very bright, forward red fruits. There is great complexity and lots of stony minerality. It is drinking well straight out of the gate. Jeb Dunnuck described a very early barrel sample as “deep ruby-colored and opaque, with notes of blackberries, green herbs, bay leaf, and pepper. It's exotic, sappy, and interesting.” This vintage of Alturasis a very worthy successor to the previous vintages. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 270 cases."

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