You Deserve Reserve!
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Santa Ynez Valley Wine Collectors Week features wine events for the serious buyer and for the new wine drinker who wants to expand his/her wine collection and knowledge. And The Grapeline is celebrating this call for the highest caliber of wine tasting by creating a special day filled with Reserve Wines.
In conjunction with Wine Collectors Week, this Grapeline Signature Series Wine Tour will feature Reserve Wines from four of the premier wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley. Wineries often reserve their finest creations and offer them exclusively to special clients - wine club members, sophisticated wine buyers, movie stars - you get the idea. You may not find these wines on the standard tasting menu, but on the You Deserve Reserve Tour, you'll find them in your glass.
Experience Reserve Tasting in style as we head on down to Sunstone's Wine Cave. You will sample five regular wines plus three reserves. Yes, eight wines. Current list includes the 2007 Merlot Reserve, 2007 Syrah Reserve and 2007 Doce de Alma - Sunstone's heralded Syrah Port.
Five different wines lead up to Fred Brander's crown jewel, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. Only a half dozen cases remain of this beautiful deep ruby red wine that is bold enough to cellar.
Koehler Winery crafts premium estate-grown wines from the heart of Santa Barbara wine country. Featured in the tasting flight will be the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, which moves off the shelves quickly at $55 per bottle. This big Cab is going to cellar beautifully for another 10 years because of it's dark rich intensity.
At the venerable Firestone, you'll taste the 2009 Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Chairman Series Cabernet Sauvignon, the Lineage and the Proximity 26. The Malbec is newly released and neither it nor the Cab Franc are on the regular tasting list or available for sale anywhere but the tasting room. The Chairman Series includes a Merlot (currently unavailable), the Cab Sauv, the Ambassador (no future vintages are anticipated) and the Lineage, blended primarily from Cab Sauv and Cab Franc. Proximity 26 is the newest, highest-end wine and is subject to no discounts, even for wine club members. Only 134 cases of Proximity are being made so it's a great opportunity to taste something that few will ever experience.
This one-day-only tour includes all your tastings and a delicious picnic lunch.
Don't You Deserve Reserve Wine?
$118 from Santa Barbara Hotels or
$98 from Santa Ynez Valley.
Or call us for more information at 1.888.8.WINERY