The Shoreline Series
Head High's Shoreline Series is a love letter to the west coast. All four wines are very limited production, winemaker select, adorned with coastal vignettes as label art. The ocean's indelible influence on our vineyards imparts a unique and unmistakable character to each vintage.
Our 2022 Skin Contact White Wine (also known as "orange wine") was de-stemmed and left to oxidize for two days prior to starting fermentation. Its slight golden hue is a result of a seven-day fermentation on skins, adding to its unique character. The wine was then matured for ten months using a combination of neutral French oak and stainless-steel barrels resulting in this crisp white blend if Chardonnay, Viognier and Muscat. The bouquet has notes of apricot, tangerine, and honeysuckle followed by nuanced flavors of bitter orange peel and tea tannin. Fruity and floral notes make it an excellent pairing for summertime, beach outings and good times.
The 2022 Viognier was whole cluster pressed to tank and then racked off of lees. It was fermented fairly cold for primary fermentation and later stored in neutral French oak for ten months. With captivating notes of peach, honeysuckle and layered floral aromas, this Viognier offers a harmonious interplay of rounded acidity and brightness on the palate. Pair this wine with Indian dishes, roasted chicken and poached salmon. This new release is has a huge fan club already!
Our 2022 Syrah is a team favorite and was aged for ten months in 25% new French oak with the remaining going into neutral French oak barrels. There’s an inviting bouquet of blueberry and green peppercorn leading to a lush, velvety palate of tobacco and dark chocolate tannins. Pair this Syrah with grilled ribeye with a blackberry reduction sauce, aged gouda cheese and decadent chocolate cake. Yum!
This Zinfandel was aged in a blend of 25% new French oak with the remaining going into neutral French oak barrels for ten months. Vibrant aromas of juicy plum and black currant seamlessly intertwine with a warm comforting finish of warm spices. Pairs well with Chinese takeout, barbequed red meats and roasted lamb.