Halcón Vineyard in the Yorkville Highlands of Mendocino County provides a study of extremes. At 2500 ft., it is one of the highest elevation vineyards in the region and provides spectacular views down the Anderson Valley. Strong winds blow through the vineyard, providing a cooling breeze in the hot times and a blow dry in the wet. Thin, rocky, volcanic soils force the vines to struggle for the nutrients they need. All these extremes translate into a spectacular place to grow Syrah, at place that keeps acid and ripens beautifully.
The Halcón Vineyard Syrah is destemmed and fermented in open top fermenters until being pressed at dryness. The wine is aged in neutral oak until being bottled unfined and unfiltered.