96pts Wine Enthusiast
This wine is sourced from an estate site planted to 100-year old vines, with half the parcel head-trained and the other half trained on a high wire, thus the name. Tangy orange peel, cherry, and blackberry mesh around a densely layered core. It’s complex and rich, but buoyed by bright acidity and a shock of white pepper.
Consistently distinctive cracked white pepper nuances differentiate the Highwire single-vineyard Zinfandel from our other Zinfandel bottlings. Concentrated licorice, blackberry, and boysenberry fruit aromas and flavors are another signature of this vineyard, which complements the dark chocolate and sappy dark fruit nuances that linger in the youthful finish.