Original
18 Ratings
Hartford Zinfandel Highwire Vineyard

Wine Details

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Region

BurgundyFrance

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) Another beauty is the 2013 Zinfandel Highwire Vineyard, which comes from century-old vines, half of which are head-pruned and the other half are trained on a trellising system, hence the name. Aged in 50% new French oak, it includes a small percentage of old vine Carignane in the blend. Terrific blackcurrant and kirsch liqueur notes intermixed with loamy soil, pepper, spice and unsmoked cigar tobacco are all present in this big, full-bodied, powerful Zinfandel. It should drink well for 7-8 years." - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2014

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2006 Vintage) The 96-year-old Highwire Vineyard takes its name from the vineyards trellising systems: half of the parcel is head-trained and half is trained on an unusually high wire strung between each vine. This ...

Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/12/2013