Full Review

Highwayman

Highwayman
2016 Trailblazer Red Blend, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$42

Highwayman
2016 Trailblazer Red Blend, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
Murky deep purple color. Aromas of fresh toast, cinnamon, and newly charred oak with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long blueberry compote, singed cedar, and racquetball finish with fruit, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A spicy & robust Zin blend for an equally aggressive chef pairing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & New World
Aroma Aroma: fresh toast, cinnamon, and newly charred oak
Taste Flavor: blueberry compote, singed cedar, and racquetball
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Haggis, Delmonico Steak, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy & robust Zin blend for an equally aggressive chef pairing.

The Producer

Highway 12 Winery

The Producer
21481 8th St. E., #3
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-939-1012

Other US Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.