2018 Blanc of Cabernet Franc | Halcyon Wines | Winestyr
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2018 Blanc of Cabernet Franc

$22
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Appellation: Contra Costa County AVA

By: Halcyon Wines

In: Santa Rosa, CA

750mL / 12.7% ABV

Winestyr Review

After years of extracting slight orange color for their rose, Halcyon decided to press the skins directly and see what happened. Thankfully, their instinct proved correct yet again and we're left with one of the most unique white wines of the year. It is incredibly bright, herbal yet citrus forward, peppery yet floral. This can fascinate your most seasoned wine professionals or prove to be a go-to patio sipper.

What We Love

  • Blanc de Noirs style still wine
  • Excellent winemaking
  • Avant-garde approach

This white wine made from Cabernet Franc will make you rethink the grape entirely.

Experience

Halcyon Wines is brought to you by husband and wife duo, Tyler and Kim Elwell. Launched in 2013 after Tyler discovered an intriguing Cabernet Franc vineyard in Paso Robles, California - a varietal he always dreamed of working with - Halcyon Wines focuses exclusively on crafting wines from Cabernet Franc that balance old world grace and new world hubris. Prior to Halcyon, Tyler earned his stripes as Assistant Winemaker at world-renowned Tablas Creek Vineyard from 2012-2016. Halcyon Wines is inspired by a love for California, the Loire Valley, and a constant pursuit of wisdom, balance and love.

Winery

Halcyon Wines is brought to you by husband and wife duo, Tyler and Kim Elwell. Launched in 2013 after Tyler discovered an intriguing Cabernet Franc vineyard in Paso Robles, California - a varietal he always dreamed of working with - Halcyon Wines focuses exclusively on crafting wines from Cabernet Franc that balance old world grace and new world hubris. Prior to Halcyon, Tyler earned his stripes as Assistant Winemaker at world-renowned Tablas Creek Vineyard from 2012-2016. Halcyon Wines is inspired by a love for California, the Loire Valley, and a constant pursuit of wisdom, balance and love.

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