Friday Nite guest Tasting with Halcon Vineyards
8/13/2016 12:00:00 AM UTC
- 8/13/2016 2:00:00 AM UTC
4183 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, California, 94611
Located in the Mendocino appellation of Yorkville Highlands, Halcón Vineyards overlook Anderson Valley – and the Pacific beyond. At 2500ft it is one of the highest vineyards in California. The northerly location, ocean exposure, and altitude combine to produce a climate remarkably similar to the Northern Rhône region of France. Above the fog line, the nighttime and early morning temperatures are warmer than the valley below. Conversely, the altitude and regular afternoon breezes moderate the peak temperatures. This smaller diurnal swing provides longer, slower ripening, and increased complexity.
These are some of the most exciting wines we've tried recently, combining depth and finesse in a way few California wines achieve. Don't miss this chance to join Paul to taste through his latest releases.