Wilde Farm Yorkville Highlands Halcon Vineyard Syrah California Red Wine 750 mL
92 rating Vinous Media
“The 2016 Syrah Halcon Vineyard is bold, powerful and also quite rustic. There is no shortage of depth or intensity to the wild, feral flavors. Game, smoke, tobacco, incense, licorice and iron all add layers of nuance. Time in the glass helps the wine come together, but this is a decidedly gamy, rustic style with plenty of cool-climate and hillside character.”
SONOMA, MENDOCINO AND ANDERSON VALLEY, UNITED STATES
Wilde Farm makes wines from old vines and exceptional vineyards. Quantities are very small. Our wines are bright, balanced and made by hand. They emphasize a balance of acid and fruit. As an added bonus they age great. Pax Mahle makes Wilde Farm wines. He has a light touch and a craftsman’s approach. They source grapes from old vine, low yield sites, where soil, climate and honest farming practices allow for a full expression of the type of grape and the place the grapes come from. They only offer vineyard designated wines (so far). They pick when the grapes are ripe and ready. Yeasts are ambient, oak is neutral and fermentation happens at its own pace. They sometimes include stems in the primary fermentation, when it makes sense. They bottle wines unfined and unfiltered, and sell them when they think they are delicious.