Halcyon Cabernet Franc is the "anti-Napa" Cabernet Franc. It is light in color, almost a dark rosé, and it bright and fresh in flavor.
Halcyon is a passion project of Tyler and Kim Elwell. Tyler worked his way up through, starting as a cellar rat in Santa Barbara and eventually becoming the Assistant Winemaker at the renowned Tablas Creek. Tyler currently works for Jackson Family Wines as a brand manager for some of Napa Valley’s most iconic brands. Kim works on the marketing and PR side of things, and is the Account Director for The James Collective, a boutique PR and marketing agency based in wine country and New York City. As their passion project, Halcyon is a winery that works exclusively with the noble Cabernet Franc.
"100% Cabernet Franc from Barsotti Vineyard, El Dorado AVA
Barsotti Vineyard sits at 3000’ feet in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range, farmed by the father-son team of Ron and Chuck Mansfield. The head-trained vines are planted in decomposed pink granite, truly rare soil types for the Foothills. We scored some twice used barrels from a couple culty Napa wine brands (those whom we cannot mention: gag-order), so you’ll notice a very slight oak influence in this wine. We wanted to play off the oak here on the riper fruit profile, producing a medium bodied, more developed wine than we have in the past." -- The Elwells