The Falconer is a proprietary blend of premium, Old World “black” grapes originating in Portugal, and the Pyrenees of Southern France. Its deep, rich color and dry flavors of black cherries, cocoa, and coffee with an undercurrent of oak make it enjoyable now and for many years to come. This is a bold and robust wine with firm structure and abundant, smooth tannins. Savor now with traditional hearty fare or cellar up to 15 years.
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.