2010 Wines


Winter 2010 saw an average rainfall for Mendocino, breaking the drought pattern. The spring that followed was even cooler than 2009 and resulted in a very small crop of 1 ton/acre (less than 1lb/plant). A cool but consistently sunny summer meant slow development. Our altitude and latitude allowed Halcón to ride out the multiple heat-spikes in late August and early September. A very consistently ripe crop, which required almost no sorting, was picked October 22nd.

The 2010 Halcón Alturas comprises 100% Syrah. Just like the 2009 vintage, this wine was fermented with natural yeasts and there were no adjustments to acid or alcohol. Aging is in 35% new French oak.

pH: 3.78 T.A.: 0.61 g/100mL Alcohol: 13.7% Cases Produced: 200

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