Pale salmon/orange in color. The nose is very tight. With air, it shows some light strawberries. On the palate, this has oranges and strawberries. Slightly tart. This is a bit innocuous but it also works easily with a very wide variety of foods. The grapes used are organic. No faults to this wine but nothing super exciting either. That said, at $16 retail (or less), this is fairly priced.
This is an interesting wine. Apparently, they hard press the must from their Grenache based Rose wine to get more juice. Typically, this is a tannic, more colorful juice but lacking some of the stuffing and nuances. Then Malbec is added back to the wine presumably to give it more freshness and character. In any event, the resulting wine is quite interesting and at $16, a very nice value. It is made from organically grown grapes. It has a very deep ruby color to it almost, but not quite opaque. On the nose, this has dark cherries, a slight bubble gum note, and cherry juice. A bit lig
Halcon is making great wines just north of Napa in the Yorkville Highlands. The wines are stunning values and everyone should sign up for their mailing list and e-mails. This is a cooler climate Syrah and 2011 was even a bit cooler than typical. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, slight bacon fat, grilled herbs and a floral note. There is concentrated fruit but this is more about the minerality. Complex, this is not yet at peak but getting close. On the palate, this is medium bodied with some tannins. Black raspberry fruit. Sinewy texture. Great acidity. Nice finish
Biased review as this is our own winery. I post this as guidance for anyone thinking of opening a bottle. Purple in color. The nose has boysenberries, grilled meat, black pepper, slight iodine. On the palate, this is still young. It needs air or cellar time. Medium tannins. Juicy boysenberry fruit. An underlying char. Good finish. Very food friendly but works on its own. Still should see some upside.