Halcyon Wines

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2019 - Blanc of Cabernet Franc

100% Cabernet Franc

Campos Family Vineyard, Contra Costa County, CA

Sustainable Farming transitioning to Organic

Tasting notes:

Intoxicating aromas of jasmine, kefir lime, and honeydew melon leap from the glass, followed by juicy flavors or fresh pear, crisp gala apple and a delicate, green peppercorn quality on the finish.

Wine making notes:

  • Hand harvested on August 29th, 2019

  • Harvested at 19.9 brix

  • Directly pressed off the skins

  • 6 months elévage in stainless steel

  • Did not go through malolactic fermentation

  • 280 cases produced

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2018 - California

100% Cabernet Franc

Camino Alto Vineyard, El Dorado, CA

Own rooted vines farmed Sustainably by Ron and Chuck Mansfield


Campos Family Vineyard, Contra Costa County, CA

Sustainable Farming transitioning to Organic

Tasting notes:

This wine is a blend of fruit from volcanic-laced Camino Alto in

the El Dorado County and the sandy soils of the Campos family vineyard in Contra Costa County, thus the “California” appellation. The first whiff off the glass is unmistakable pepperoncini, followed by poblano pepper and rose petal. The palate is light and refreshing with lush and juicy cherry followed by strawberry and thyme with a subtle tannin structure.

Wine making notes:

  • Hand harvested in early September at 22.4 brix

  • Native yeast fermentation

  • Foot stomped with 25% left whole cluster

  • Aged for 10 months in neutral oak

  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered

  • 515 cases produced

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2019 - Barsotti

100% Cabernet Franc
Barsotti Vineyard, El Dorado, CA
Farmed sustainably by Ron and Chuck Mansfield

Tasting notes:

Barsotti Vineyard sits at 3000’ feet in the foothills of 
the Sierra Nevada range. The head-trained vines are planted in decomposed pink granite. Truly rare soil 
types for the Foothills, similar to soils found in the Northern part of Beaujolais, and also in the Northern Rhone. So it's no surprise the classic bell pepper nose would transport you to the old world. This incredibly delicate wine is full of flavors of roasted jalapeño, tart raspberry and crushed gravel. This wine expresses so much more than just flavor.  It's a feeling, elegance, beauty, and femininity.

Wine making notes:

  • Hand harvested on October 1st 2019

  • Native yeast fermentation

  • 25% whole cluster

  • Aged 16 months in twice used French oak from Seguin Moreau in Napa

  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered

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2019 - Camino Alto

100% Cabernet Franc

Camino Alto Vineyard, El Dorado, CA

Own rooted vines farmed Sustainably by Ron and Chuck Mansfield

Tasting notes:

El Camino Alto Vineyard sits at 2900’ feet elevation. 
The own and deep rooted vines are able to provide for themselves during the dry summers. The nearby American River Canyon channels down cool Sierra mountain air each night, providing a cool climate for this inland California location. The rich and deep red volcanic clay soils suit the cabernet franc perfectly. This wine has a gorgeous dark hued ruby color and spicy nose. Red pepper flake heat is complemented by juicy black cherry and black current. Finishes with crunchy dried leaves and clay. 

Wine making notes:

  • Hand harvested on September 23rd 2019

  • Native yeast fermentation

  • 30% whole cluster

  • Aged 16 months in mix of neutral, twice and once used French oak

  • Bottled unfined and unfiltered