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The Falconer

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The Falconer
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The Falconer is a proprietary blend of premium, Old World "black" grapes originating in Italy, Portugal, and the Pyrenees of Southern France. Its deep, dark color and aromas of wood smoke and dried plum give way to intense, rich flavors. This is bold and robust wine with firm structure and abundant, smooth tannins. Enjoy now with traditional hearty fare or cellar up to 20 years. View The Falconer tech sheet and learn more about this limited release reserve wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Touriga Nacional, Souzão, Tannat, and Tinta Cão
Appellation
Grand Valley, Colorado
Vineyard Designation
Hawk’s Ridge
Harvest Date
10/09/12
Sugar
25° Brix
Acid
7.6g/L
pH
4.06
Aging
Barrel aged 4 years in neutral medium toast oak barrels
Fermentation
No malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date
3/29/18
Residual Sugar
0%
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The Falconer is a proprietary blend of premium, Old World "black" grapes originating in Italy, Portugal, and the Pyrenees of Southern France. Its deep, dark color and aromas of wood smoke and dried plum give way to intense, rich flavors. This is bold and robust wine with firm structure and abundant, smooth tannins. Enjoy now with traditional hearty fare or cellar up to 20 years.
Winemaker Notes
2012 was a year of transition at Talon winery. Amidst our changes, we were able to work with the exceptional growers of the Grand Valley to bring in another year of outstanding grapes. This is the last vintage of these unique varietals from Hawk’s Ridge vineyard. The cold winters of 2013 and 2014 brought significant crop loss to the Grand Valley AVA, especially impact- ing this vineyard. Hawk’s Ridge was replanted with different varietals, making these special Portuguese and French grapes no longer available to us. 2012 Falconer is evidence of the hands-on care and vinification by Glenn Foster, our founding winemaker. Glenn’s careful, steady winemak- ing is responsible for the enduring quality of this wine, along with diligent and expert stewardship by Talon’s Winemaking Team. The Falconer has been aged for 4 years in a blend of medium toast American, French, and Hungarian oak barrels. The uniqueness of this wine was apparent from the start, crafted to be enjoyed now or carefully cellared another 20 years in the bottle. This wine is an example of what a group of dedicated indi- viduals can create through customer focus, integrity and care.
Production
95 cases
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