87. Hightower Cellars 2012 Reserve Red Wine, Red Mountain, $55
The husband/wife team of Tim and Kelly Hightower widely use Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain to build the foundation for their Reserve, which opens with tones of chocolate-covered pomegranate, blueberry and lilac. The hallmark of Hightower Cellars red wines is exquisite balance, and that definitely applies here as suave tannins and juicy blueberry acidity make for a long farewell.
Cases produced: 144