The Centerline displays sultry aromatics, layered fruit flavors and an uncanny balance. The color is deep, and inviting. The nose explodes with blackberry and blueberry jam, acacia flowers, cocoa, strawberries and espresso. The palate is lush and harmonious.
Wine Enthusiast 89 points - This blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Grenache is perhaps unprecedented in California, but it’s a very good wine, and the price makes it a relative bargain. It’s dry, with significant tannins and crisp acidity framing rich, complex cherry, red currant, mocha and buttered cinnamon toast flavors. Versatile across a huge range of foods, a great house wine. Production was 4,400 cases. - Editor’s Choice (Sep 2013)
At Highflyer, we work with small, family-owned, benchmark vineyards throughout California where terroir and variety are in perfect alignment. We harvest fruit from the Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Maria Valley, Sonoma, Santa Barbara
and Napa Valley to produce wines that are fruit-forward,thought-provoking, varietally and regionally accurate and delicious. Our name references our winemaker/owner Craig Austinís other great passion in life: aviation. As a private pilot Craig can fly to a distant region, walk
the site, meet with the vineyard management team to ensure our strict farming protocols are being
followed and still be home in time for dinner.