Yorkville Highlands, North Coast

Halcon Vineyards

Elevacion Syrah 2016

If you like Northern Rhône, I dare you to find me a California Syrah that you’d like better. This is a sun-kissed version of a good Côte-Rotie - take out some of the rusticity and replace it with fruit, and you ha e this mineral driven wine with a mouthful of flowers, white pepper and violet. A little bacon and meat and olive are missing, to my tastes, and these are somewhat more present in the Alturas bottling. But this is on the elegant side. Good long term upside here. — 10 days ago

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Jolie-Laide Wines

Halcon Vineyard Syrah

Had dinner with Ypo buddies. Went great with pasta — 2 months ago



@delectable this is albariño. Killer stuff. Open knit. Fresh. Chalk. Pound town. Alex makes killer white wine. — 3 months ago

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Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Yorkville Highlands Petite Sirah 2006

I’ve been yearning for something good after a week or so of opening one disappointing bottle after another. This wine is big and bold with lots of of blueberry character. Perfectly balanced and seamless for something so big. This wine is still in the middle innings and can go for many more years — 14 days ago

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Williams Selyem

Weir Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

A demure little number. — a month ago

Bink Wines

Mélange Red Blend 2008

Great Bordeaux style blend, good with beef stew — 3 months ago


"Les Voisins" Yorkville Highlands Syrah 2012

Fantastic. More of this to come... — 9 days ago

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Armé Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Light tannin, nice wine but not great. — 21 days ago

Yorkville Cellars

Rennie Vineyard Carménère 2013

Needed some time to open up. Very nice, full. — 2 months ago

Myriad Cellars

Halcon Vineyard Syrah 2016

Lots of press on the Cabs but I think this guys Syrah’s steal the show. This is the -16 Halcon and the -16 Las Madras Esther block. Halcon has bright red fruit, orange peel, fresh acidity, and a briny peppery finish. Pax-ish (high praise IMO) and a terrific food wine. Las Madras has pure perfectly ripened black and blue fruit. Both are outstanding, but I think the Halcon takes it by a fair margin. — 2 months ago

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Brandon Thurber

Brandon Thurber

Great note. Agree completely.
Ron R

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I gotta sniff this out, too. Thanks for the tip!