A British couple settled in the hills of Mendocino where they found land with schist-like Cote–Rotie soils on a windblown cool mountain top overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which would become their “estate” vineyard. With the assistance of Justin Smith (Saxum), Crole Meredith & Steve Lagier (Lagier-Meredith), Mike Officer (Carlisle) and Wells Guthrie (Copain) they set out to plant what has become a much regarded Rhone-varietal vineyard. Wells helped develop and maintain the vineyard. Under the tutelage of the great Roar winemaker (Scott Shapley) they have put some very good quality and well-priced wines on the wine map!

Halcon 2019 Esquisto GS(M), Estate Mendocino
GGWC 37.99 
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Vinous 94+ Points: “The 2019 Esquisto, 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, is gorgeous. All the elements come together so effortlessly. Deep and pliant, with terrific energy, the 2019 opens beautifully in the glass. Blue/purplish fruit, spice, lavender, mint and licorice all flesh out. In 2019, the Esquisto is especially fine.”

WS 95 Points: “Arresting raspberry and rosemary aromas lead to lip-smacking, fresh crushed-berry flavors in this medium- to full-bodied wine made with an unusually high 40% of whole clusters. Its moderate tannins and good acidity lift the gorgeous fruit flavors nicely. Best from 2024.”

Also check out these other great Halcon wines:
Halcon 2019 Syrah “Alturas” Estate Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino 95 Points
Halcon 2019 Petite Sirah “Tierra” Theopolis Vineyard Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino 93 Points
Halcon 2019 Pinot Noir “Oppenlander Vineyard” Mendocino 91+ Points

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