Highlands Forty One

Estate Reserve Darkness Paso Robles Red Blend

8.211 ratings
8.41 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Ed Shults III

Ok..

Aug 18th, 2021
Chad-Cyrena Semrau

Dry with short lived flavor that finished with an a strong alcohol bite.

Dry with short lived flavor that finished with an a strong alcohol bite.

Jul 26th, 2021
Ron Peebles

Best in a long time

Best in a long time

May 25th, 2020
Magdalena Moran

Dry

Feb 19th, 2020
Lisa F
9.0

My first thought: this wine is flat. That may sound like a bad thing, but it is not. I am finding my first impressions of wine, thus far, are smooth, flat, grip, buttery (the Chards), sharp, minerally (Pinot Grigio), peppery (which I think is my interpretation of tannins). I am still learning what makes my tongue tell my brain these textures, however. Texture is a good word here. This wine almost lacks a texture. Henceforth, flat. It has wonderful flavors, but this wine does not grip the tongue like some others. Therefore, I like to wash spicy food down with this wine. Because it doesn’t coat my tongue the way a wine with grip does...or even the way a smooth wine may. My husband does not like alcohol. He said this wine was smooth. The bottle says vanilla flavors. Vanilla in scents and flavors = a bit of calm (at least for me). A homy kind of calm. This wine is calm—flat, but it is not homy. Too much flavor for that. I am fascinated by the contradictions in this wine. 🧐. I could accidentally drink the whole bottle in one setting because it is so calm yet full of flavor.

My first thought: this wine is flat. That may sound like a bad thing, but it is not. I am finding my first impressions of wine, thus far, are smooth, flat, grip, buttery (the Chards), sharp, minerally (Pinot Grigio), peppery (which I think is my interpretation of tannins). I am still learning what makes my tongue tell my brain these textures, however. Texture is a good word here. This wine almost lacks a texture. Henceforth, flat. It has wonderful flavors, but this wine does not grip the tongue like some others. Therefore, I like to wash spicy food down with this wine. Because it doesn’t coat my tongue the way a wine with grip does...or even the way a smooth wine may. My husband does not like alcohol. He said this wine was smooth. The bottle says vanilla flavors. Vanilla in scents and flavors = a bit of calm (at least for me). A homy kind of calm. This wine is calm—flat, but it is not homy. Too much flavor for that. I am fascinated by the contradictions in this wine. 🧐. I could accidentally drink the whole bottle in one setting because it is so calm yet full of flavor.

Feb 17th, 2019
Allison Brookins

Heavier than I expected. Drinkable

Heavier than I expected. Drinkable

Feb 16th, 2021
NFL Wine Guy

NFL had this 4 years ago

NFL had this 4 years ago

May 15th, 2019
Ansis Purins

Ansis had this a year ago

Ansis had this a year ago

Aug 25th, 2021
Chris Aliapoulios

Chris had this 2 years ago

Chris had this 2 years ago

May 1st, 2021
Roxana Hernandez

Roxana had this 2 years ago

Roxana had this 2 years ago

Oct 16th, 2020