Wine of the Week – 2014 Quinn’s Zin
For this week’s Wine of the Week, I have chosen a wine that hasn’t made that many appearances yet. It still hasn’t officially been released. I thought it would be fun for another preview of this favorite, 2014 Quinn’s Zin. We sourced the grapes for this vintage locally, from Lake Los Angeles.
A few weeks ago, we were saddened by the news that Efren Chavez from High Desert Cellars and Chavez Vineyards had passed away. He had been growing grapes in the Antelope Valley since 1999. We have sourced many grapes from him such as the grapes from the 2017 Grenache Syrah Rosé, 2019 Viognier and the 2019 Pinot Noir (that is still aging).
Robert had produced wine for him through the years, such as his 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. It has sold out, but it did win a silver medal at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Please come and visit us this weekend and raise a glass of our 2014 Quinn’s Zin in his honor.
The intense aromas of our 2014 old vine Zinfandel have notes of blackberry jam, Bing cherries, black pepper and spice. Ruby in color, this full-bodied wine finishes with soft, velvety tannins. Our locally sourced zinfandel is layered with complex flavors which pairs beautifully with grilled salmon, Asiago cheese or a blackberry charlotte.
We will be open this weekend, but reservations ARE required. I will feature this wine outside at our new bar. Remember, tastings/glasses of wine are outside only, and reservations are required. You are able to bring lunch and purchase glasses of wine or bottles and enjoy them outside at our tables. Make your reservation now at https://reyeswinery.com/tastingroom and click on the “pink” reservation link. Don’t forget that masks are also required when visiting the vineyard.