2012 Halcon "Esquisto" Yorkville Highlands Rhone Blend (750ml)

2012 Halcon "Esquisto" Yorkville Highlands Rhone Blend (750ml)

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90 points Vinous

(65% grenache, 30% mourvedre and 5% syrah): Brilliant ruby. Perfumed aromas of raspberry compote, licorice, dried rose and minerals. Juicy, spice-tinged red fruit flavors gain weight and take a turn to darker berries with aeration. Shows intense spiciness on the incisive and persistent finish, which is lifted and sharpened by juicy acidity. This wine has the energy of a top 2011 from the region, but with the power and weight I associate with '12. JR (6/2014)