As much as possible, they take a non-interventionist approach to winemaking. They place great emphasis on vineyard selection, picking, pressing, and blending so that Hightower wines are naturally beautiful and free from pretense. They let the powerful and concentrated fruit from Red Mountain speak for itself. The result is a collection of well-balanced, nuanced wines that reveal something new and interesting each time you open a bottle. They like to think they’re wines with character through and through — in how they were made, how they taste, and in the connections they inspire.
Slightly nutty cherry and tobacco-leaf aromas. Suede-like tannins wrap around a core of cherry and mocha with a touch of bitter herbs. Smooth and nicely integrated oak. Good acidity. Quite tasty.
New Oak 58%, Neutral Oak 42% (French 38%, American 25%, Hungarian 25%, European 13%)
Alcohol 14.6%, Residual Sugar <0.1g/L
Un-fined and un-filtered