Halcon 2014 Alturas Syrah
This Syrah is from various parcels of the Halcon vineyard. Co-fermented with a small amount of Viognier in 20% new oak in French puncheons with 35% whole-cluster. This is a ripe, voluptuous wine that has lots of chalky minerality in its black raspberry, cassis, licorice, and toasted spice bouquet. Almost with an Hermitage-like graphite and minerality on the nose, it is relatively soft and plush on the palate.