- BlendPetite Sirah
- WinemakerPaul and Jackie Gordon
- AppellationYorkville Highlands
- VineyardTheopolis Vineyard
Halcon Vineyards Tierra Petite Sirah Yorkville Highlands 2019
Halcon is a true pioneer of the Yorkville Highlands – making world-class reds a reality for this high-elevation, cool-climate site in Mendocino. The winery sold in 2021, now run by Pax Mahle with an intention of becoming California’s best “Cult” syrah producer. We’ve been sipping the Kool-Aid for years – and this Double 94 Point petite sirah is the perfect expression of the OG Halcon style. Under $27 and able to evolve for decades is rare enough – in my opinion, petite sirah doesn’t get better than this!
This is a complex, layered, and surprisingly elegant petite sirah that is sure to surprise and delight any lover of bold and powerful reds. Definitely read the pro reviews on this wine, but we’ve long felt that Halcon offers some of the best bang for the buck in the biz today...and you simply can’t find this rare creature anywhere else!
British ex-pats Paul and Jackie Gordon fell in love with California wine and made a bold move, purchasing a remote vineyard in the hills of the Yorkville Highlands between Cloverdale and Anderson Valley. They then planted 15 acres with the help of seasoned winemakers and grape experts, such as Wells Guthrie of Copain Wines in Russian River Valley, Carole Meredith and Steven Lagier of Lagier Meredith Vineyard on Mount Veeder in Napa Valley, and Scott Shapley of ROAR. Today, these wines are much loved and fought over by those in the know! Cool climate, high elevation Mendo winemaking at its finest!
Inky blackberry and blueberry, with sour cherry and plenty of black pepper spice. There are fine herbs roasted over an open flame, black, volcanic earth, and dusty chocolate, all balanced with incredible poise and elegance – and considering the very nature of petite sirah...that’s saying something! Double 94 points! Don’t miss!!