Halpin Red Wine Napa Valley 2017 | Broodingly Rich
Halpin Red Wine Napa Valley 2017 a deep ruby color. Black cherry and blackberry aromas, sun-kissed wild herbs, Madagascar French vanilla bean, and sweet oak spices. Mouth-filling red and black fruits, garrigue notes, red floral underpinnings, and a dusty tannin backbone from which mocha and cedar spices emerge through a long, spicy finish.
Napa 2017 – Full Throttle
The mountaintop winery source is from one of Napa’s “early success stories,” as described by Wine Spectator. Today, even with a 100-point winemaker at the helm, the winery somehow manages to fly under the radar despite earning 90-99-point scores close to 50 times from Robert Parker alone. Their “Bordeaux-like” structure and depth have garnered Parker superlatives for days, like: “broodingly rich,” “primordial” and “full-throttle,” with “sweet tannins,” “great focus and delineation,” and half a case of that wine will run you $900. Halpin’s rendition is equally layered, powerful, and focused with red and black fruits, floral underpinnings, and a divine dusty tannin backbone with a spicy finish marked by savory herbs and mineral notes.
“Halpin,” the auspicious brand that launched at a Napa Valley dinner party. And this Halpin Red Wine Napa Valley 2017 is squarely in the running for the vintage’s iconic red blend.
Winemaker Ry Richards
Working in a wine shop stocking shelves sparked Ry’s interest in wine. So wanting to know more about what was in the boxes sitting in the back room tasting at any available opportunity. Then he went off to college (UCLA if you really want to know) and thought about going to med school, but wine beckoned.
Through good timing and a bit of luck, Ry got an internship at William Harrison Winery. There, working with their winemaker and a consultant named Phillip Titus. Phillip became his mentor teaching while checking in to make sure Ry was doing the right things. Titus was impressed so he offered Ry a job at Sonoma-Loeb in 2006. With Ry being on the winemaking team ever since. He’s been a Cellar Rat, forklift grunt, barrel boy…you name it, Ry has been there. Ultimately learning to craft graceful wines under Phillip’s tutelage. And of course through this adventure becoming a rising star in Napa.