Halcon Tierra Petite Sirah 2017 | The Pinnacle of Petite Sirah
Halcon Tierra Petite Sirah 2017 pours deep purple with a black rim. Expressive and rewarding, a beautiful ensemble of ripe plummy fruit, wild, cool climate character of crushed lavender and fresh cracked black pepper. While all amplified with a minerally granitic frame. This wine jumps for joy and slides into a long and memorable finish.
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92JD | Lastly, the Halcon Tierra Petite Sirah 2017 has a terrific perfume of wildflowers, ripe plums, spice, and bouquet garni. These carry to a medium-bodied, beautifully textured, balanced effort that has lively acidity, plenty of sweet fruit, and a great finish. It’s already drinking nicely, yet I suspect it will keep for 8-10 years.
Halcon Vineyards | A little wine… A lot of value
They make such little wine—only 180 cases of Halcon Tierra Petite Sirah 2017 were made. Hence, the Gordons don’t bother sending the wines out for the press. But of course, the critics still seek them out. The Sacramento Bee’s legendary critic Mike Dunne romantically christened the winery as the “lonely Mendocino outpost yielding wines of uncommon authority,”
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While Wine Advocate alum Jeb Dunnuck recently said, “I’ve always been a fan of Halcón. And if you like cool-climate wines that have depth, texture, and balance, you’re going to love these latest releases. So, given the quality, these wines are seriously underpriced
Winemakers Paul & Jackie Gordon
Paul and Jackie Gordon, own and farm, Halcon Vineyard, to create world-class, cool-climate wines. Cookie the Vineyard Dog, ever vigilant, can often be found tending to the vines with Paul and Jackie.
Driven by a love of the ethereal wines of the Northern Rhone. And of course, impressed by the cool climate characteristics of wines emanating from Mendocino. Then searching the Anderson Valley area for a plot of land that could generate truly world-class wine from Rhone varietals. Now, having found such a site, a site dominated by the same schist soils found in Cote-Rôtie. Most of all, a windblown, cool mountaintop with a view to the Pacific. As a result, setting out to plant a vineyard without compromise.