2011 Reyes Muscat Chicken Sausage Hash Brown Casserole
By Beth P. Heiserman
My mother and grandmother always made casserole when I was growing up. Brunch at grandma’s was always fun. I always looked forwarded to spending time with my grandparents. This is one of my favorites that I love to share when I cater the monthly hike and brunch at Reyes Winery. Sometimes I add hatch chiles when they are in season or even sometimes red pepper pesto which I did for this past hike. Many people adored…
Viognier… the Other White Wine!
by Beth Heiserman
Viognier is white wine varietal from the Rhône Valley in France. Officially, it is the only white grape allowed in the region. It is also grown around the world, such as Australia, North and South America. We brought in our 2016 Viognier from Lake LA. That is approximately 50 miles north east of Santa Clarita. It is my favorite white varietal.
Viognier is a full bodied white wine that is full of aromatics like peaches, tangerines, violets and minerality. Generally, it is not aged in oak because the exposure to…
Did you know Merlot was given a month to celebrate?
October is International Merlot Month!
By Beth Heiserman, Published October 2016
Merlot is one of the primary grapes used in Bordeaux wine. The word Merlot has said to be a derivative of the word merle. In French, it means blackbird. History tells us that one of the first wine labels with Merlot on it was in 1784 in Bordeaux, France. It is a very popular red grape that is generally planted around the world for blending. Merlot adds…
2009 Reyes Winery Signature Merlot Estate Bottled, Sierra Pelona Valley
A wine with a lush velvety texture, enticingly robust, yet creamy and with a great nose. This wine abounds with the elegance of the fruit and a silky finish.
Our 2010 Estate Bottled Merlot is a smooth Medium-bodied wine with a flavor true to its grape origin and the aromas of black cherries. This wine won three medals, silver in 2012 Orange County Competition, a silver in the 2012 Long Beach Grand Cru, and a bronze in LA Int’l Wine and Spirits Competition. This wine is most notable for its attractive lingering bright fruit flavors of berries, cherries, plums, and a touch of cinnamon and toasted oak. This wine was kept in French…
2011 Reyes Winery California Merlot
Our 2011 Merlot is a soft medium bodied Merlot has aromas of molasses, mocha and plums with notes of anise. On the palate you get intense ripe plum, a soft balanced acidity, silky tannins and a lingering finish of spicy toasty oak. The velvety ruby color and aromas will inspire anyone to have another glass. It will pair well with duck or with a coffee-crusted pork roast with a Merlot au jus