2017 Highwayman Trailblazer
This 2017 vintage provided us with a platform to showcase our appreciation for the fruit-forward marriage of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. Blackberry and blueberry nuances take center stage here, making way for the supportive tannins and a touch of oak to provide a smoky cedar hint (14 months barrel aged). The mighty Zinfandel's ripe berry coupled with the fortitude of the Petite Sirah produces the perfect blend of yin and yang here, creating a sturdy balance—sip it with an umami dish of duck confit spring rolls with chili dipping sauce. This Library selection has held up exceptionally well and softened in all the right places!