Halcón Estate Yorkville Highlands Esquisto Red Wine – 2012 – 9.2 (92/100) – James Melendez

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This wine is 65% Grenache, 30 Mourvedre, 5% Syrah.  14.1% ABV

Delicate and memorable wine; a great expression of Mendocino County.  Lively acid structure.  This wine is a reminder of the bounty of Mendocino County in terms of a great variety of cultivars. I had not tasted Halcon’s wine until a tasting at San Francisco Canyon Market

Scent characteristics of freshly sanded cedar, suede, red tea and cherry.

Flavour notes of Tayberry, bright red cherry, white mushroom, Black Krim tomato, cinnamon, pepper, and Bay leaf.

¡Salud!

– James Melendez

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