by Beth Heiserman, Reyes Winery
Friday night I was in downtown Los Angeles at LA Live and most of the evening everybody kept requesting our 2009 Cabernet. That was definitely the favorite of the evening, followed by our 2011 Syrah and then our 2015 Rosa’s choice rosé. Then on Sunday night, I was in Marina Del Rey doing an event called Wine Over LA. Ironically, the top three favorite wines were the same from the previous event, and in the same order. After being open now for eight years, our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is still at the top of our guests’ favorites.
In the tasting room every month I rotate the tasting sheet. When I takeoff everyone’s favorite and put a different Cabernet on, many people panic because they think we’ve sold out. We have not yet sold out, but our predictions are within the next year we will.
Every August in the tasting room, I feature all our Cabernet Sauvignons on the tasting list. This month is no different. You will be able to sample our 2009 through our 2013, which is our brand new release. You will also be able to sample our Cabernet blends.
Reyes Winery’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon has won a gold medal & 95 points & Best in Class from the 2011 Los Angeles International Wine Competition and 86 points from the Wine Enthusiast Magazine (06/2018 Edition). This robust and well balanced “members only” wine has matured gracefully and transformed its tannins to deliver a soft, velvety, delightful experience. This Cabernet has improved with age and has further enhanced its aromas of cherry and cocoa, you can also taste peppercorn, pomegranate and a hint of mandarin. This wine pairs well with a buffalo Steak au Poivre with herbed fingerling potatoes, sharp white cheddar or triple dark chocolate cake.
For all the fans out there who love Cabernet, on August 31st at noon we are having a special vertical tasting for you to enjoy. It is $30 per person which will include a tasting flight of our Cabernets from 2009 through 2016, a petite bite to pair with each wine and guests will be able to take the tasting glass home.
Don’t forget, Cabernet Day is August 29th and we are celebrating our award-winning Cabernets all month long. #CabernetDay #WhatisInYourGlass #ReyesWinery #VisitSantaClarita #AwardwinningCabernet.
For more information, visit www.reyeswinery.com.