Highflyer 2011 Red Blend Centerline
2011 Red Blend
- Napa Valley AVA
- Gold Wine Club Selection
- Napa Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Maria Valley, Bennett Valley, Santa Ynez
- 43% Syrah, 18% Merlot, 11% Sangiovese, 9% Petite Sirah, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Grenache, 3% Malbec
- in oak
- Enjoy Until
For his Highflyer Wines, winemaker Craig Becker works with small, family-owned, benchmark vineyards throughout California where terroir and variety are in perfect alignment. The 2011 Centerline is a proprietary red blend of Syrah, Merlot, Sangiovese, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Grenache, and Malbec. Becker carefully blended estate fruit from his Somerston property with fruit from various appellations in California, including Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Maria Valley, Bennett Valley, and Santa Ynez. The result is a wine that’s remarkably distinctive and complex.
A definite crowd pleaser, the Highflyer 2011 Centerline over delivers with a focus on fruit and structure. Aromas of ripe black cherry, chocolate, and spices complement the full, rich palate with lush tannins and flavors of fresh berries and just a hint of oak.