2018 Highwayman Proprietary Red
Tough to follow the 2021 SF Chronicle Wine Competition Gold Medal winner but this latest vintage of our coveted and revered Proprietary Blend is EPIC. The 2018 is pure bold red bliss. Complex and elegant yet powerful, we love this balance of ripe fruit, herbal aromatic intensity, minerality and structural power. Concentrated levels of crème de cassis, chocolate and graphite give way to a full-bodied and seamless wine that over-delivers yet again. The palate is explosive and the finish is long and layered. It’s drinking incredibly well now, despite its relative youth. So go ahead and enjoy it now or hold and try again in a few years. And then again in 2030, cheers-ing to 10 years since you worked in your underpants and a blazer. That sure calls for a celebration.
Sip with the skirt steak/chimichurri featured recipe, slice up some aged sharp white cheddar and charcuterie or smather a seared ribeye with blue cheese butter. Perfection.