Leather and Lace – Highflyer Centerline

This wine was a media sample from Somerston Wine Company

Highflyer wines, the creation of Craig Becker, winemaker, winery consultant and one of the principals at Somerston Wine Company, has a really nice offering of quality wines.  Highflyer is one of three brands offered by Somerston Wine Company.  Their other offerings include Somerston and Priest Ranch.  Each brand is very different and very distinct allowing Somerston Wine Company to cater to a range of customers and palates.

The wine I received was the Highflyer 2008 Centerline, a proprietary red blend consisting of 81% Syrah, 12% Petite Sirah, 3% Zinfandel, and 4% Tempranillio.  As you would expect from a Syrah, the wine had a touch of pepper and spice but it also had hints of leather and vanilla.  It brought to mind curling up in a comfortable leather armchair with a good book.  The name “Centerline”, like the image on the bottle, represents the balance of art and science and provides insight into the winemaker’s desire to create a well-balanced wine, sometimes known as the centerline.  Having achieved their goal, this wine is undeniably balanced and pleasing to all the senses.

 Variety:  Red Blend               Alcohol:  14.8%               Price:  $20.00

Distribution of this wine is limited.  If you have trouble finding it in your area, visit their website to place an order; or better yet, join their wine club and then wait with anticipation for your next shipment.


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