IWC 92 WE 92 AG 90 Pts - According to International Wine Cellar - "Brilliant ruby-red. Red berry liqueur, cherry and floral aromas are energized by a lively mineral flourish. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering spicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air. Supple tannins build slowly and gain strength with air, adding shape to the long, red fruit-dominated finish. Extremely sexy and approachable now but this bottling also has a track record for aging well."
According to Wine Enthusiast - "The Hitching Post team of Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley hit a home run on this Highliner, with a nose that features fried shiitake mushrooms, violet and sizzling balsamic vinegar. It boasts an elegant mouthfeel, with very round and widely expressive fruit, characterized by orange peel, olallieberry and more violet." Editor's Choice!
According to Antonio Galloni - "A deep, dense wine, the 2012 Pinot Noir Highliner is laced with pomegranate, dark raspberry, spice and plum. Still tightly-coiled and a bit reticent, the 2012 possesses gorgeous understated resonance in the classic, mid-weight style typical of Hitching Post Pinots. Highliner is a blend of fruit from Bien Nacido, Fiddlestix, Julia's and Cargasacchi."