Stand and Deliver, Sonoma County
Wine Club Member Exclusive
Folklore says when the Highwayman approached his victims, he'd order them to rise and hand over their valuables by commanding them to "Stand and deliver!".
As Highwayman Wines, we aim to pay it back with this special, scarce, micro-lot wine we named Stand and Deliver - a promise to stand behind our product and deliver to the customer the pinnacle of our vineyards and winemaking; we stand and deliver to you our very best.
Each bottle was hand-labeled by our team, ensuring they have perfectly mounted horseshoes, the symbol of our Highwayman.
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2017 Proprietary Red, Sonoma County
BEST OF CLASS!
Tough to follow the 2020 SF Chronicle Wine Competion Gold Medal winner but this latest vintage of our coveted and revered Proprietary Blend is yet another stunning display of when epic vineyards and exceptional winemaking collide. From the color—a deep dark plum—to the nose, a gripping whiff of violets, cherries, leather and tobacco, this beauty promises to be a bold sipper. The bright black fruit, blueberry, and cassis are complemented by a juxtaposition of wood and metal shavings, creating a nice harmony. Toasty oak, black tea leaves and grippy tannins round this out to present a solid collectible. Pairs well with Italian sausage and wild mushroom pizza, braised lamb shanks with rosemary and...empty wine glasses! Drinking well now or hold until 2028.
2018 Trailblazer Sonoma County
Deep purple color. Bright and dense boysenberry and red currant jelly with hints of strawberry licorice are the result of the marriage of zinfandel and petite sirah. The rich, fruit-dominant midpalate swims over and settles into a looooong herbal, English breakfast finish. In between, we sensed spices like cardamom and green peppercorns and touches of orange pith. This ones got alot goin on, folks. Tingly tannins will give it cellar life...this is a terrific vintage of Trailblazer that you won't want to miss. Pairs perfectly with Japanese Pork Tonkatsu--pork cutlets with a plum based barbeque/curry sauce.
2018 Fume Blanc, Sonoma County
This sophomore Fumé offering requires no fanfare or hoopla---it's just that GOOD. It was created by harvesting the best of the MacLeod Sauvignon Blanc lots--hillside and flats--and finished in neutral French oak barrels with toasted heads for about four months. From the fresh citrus zest, bright melon and tropical nose to the lush and round palate tinged with notes of vanilla, this is definitely a welcome return to the Highwayman lineup. Perfect all year 'round and pairs especially well with lobster mac 'n cheese. Or oysters on the half with jalapeño mignonette. Or tarragon chicken salad. Or an empty glass...
2017 RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, SONOMA COUNTY
THIS IS YOUR CABERNET.
The Ultra-cab returns to show us what it can do - powerhouse, year after year. Fantastically dense violet/ruby color - it oozes body and exudes strength - and that's just on the first swirl! Notes of rich black currant and cassis are in the forefront but not far behind are the minerally gravel and faint lead pencil notes to balance. Strong finish that creams "I was aged in oak for a hellofa long time" (18 months as a matter of fact), providing the toasty vanilla accents. Present tannins let us know we can hold on to this stunner.
Pair it with that tomahawk steak you've been admiring at the butcher counter for so long. Grill it and serve with herb butter and charred green onions.
DOXY'S CHARM, SPARKLING ROSÉ, Sonoma County
Doxy's Charm-ed her way back! She's the feminine-yet-strong side of the Highwayman. With the lovely pale salmon hue and the dancing bubbles--we see the softness on approach--followed by layers of aromas of toasty hazelnuts, ripe strawberries and crisp apples. Soft notes of rose petals, steely minerality and bright acidity round out this stunner. Made in the traditional Methode Champenoise with 45% Pinot Noir, 42% Chardonnay, 13% Pinot Meunier. Perfect for virtual happy hours, virtual celebrations, and general SIP-ping. Pun intended. Virtual cheers friends!
2016 Reserve Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
The telltale dried cherry and bright strawberry on the nose guides us down the road of sensing cranberry compote on the entry and mid-palate, balanced by herbal tea and cedar on the lingering back end. Notes of minerality and clean, light tannins round this beauty out and drinks extremely well now or can be tucked away for when that certain someone wants to bring over a beef wellington or a roasted rack of lamb--just to celebrate the S.I.P. being lifted!