Tuesday, 24 December 2013 21:34

Our Wines Are Top Of Their Class!

The latest scores are in from the acclaimed Beverage Testing Institute and it looks like we are ahead of the class!  

Check out the rave reviews:

SVSYRAHSerena's Vineyard 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon: SCORE OF 90! Ruby black color. Aromas of chocolate, candle wax, pomegranate, and smoked nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, craisin, blueberry, and chewy tannin finish. A fun, flavorful cabernet. (tasted on Dec-16-2013)

Serena's Vineyard 2010 Syrah: SCORE OF 89! Garnet black color. Layered aromas of baked raspberries, vanilla nut brittle, and ham with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spiced sour cherry, pepper, and melon accented finish with dusty tannins. (tasted on Dec-02-2013)

 

RHVCABRed Hat Vineyards 2010 Winemaker's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: SCORE OF 88! Bright ruby color. Aromas of pickled beets, violets, and strawberry pastry with a supple, fruity-yet-dry and a tangy craisin and earth accented finish. Very tasty. (tasted on Dec-16-2013)

Red Hat Vineyards 2010 Winemaker's Reserve Syrah: SCORE OF 86! Garnet black color. Aromas of smoked ham, raspberry preserves and chocolate nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, craisin, peppery spice, and leafy earth accented finish. A solid, dry table wine. (tasted on Dec-02-2013)

Red Hat Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay: SCORE OF 84! Aromas of honeyed apple, vanilla and mossy earth with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy lemon sorbet, pepper, cherry custard, and a kiwi skin finish. (tasted on Dec-02-2013)


We hope you get a chance to try some of them yourself.  Cheers!

 

Monday, 30 September 2013 23:43

Harvest Time!

At Serena's Vineyard, the beginning of Fall marks a time for pumpkin carving, apple cider drinking, Halloween decorating, and even more exciting - it's harvest time! 

2013-HarvestHarvest season is what we work toward all year. All the countless hours babysitting each and every vine, sweating in that glorious Paso Robles sunshine, are worth it when we finally get to see the fruits (literally!) of our labor.

The harvest is the most significant part of the winemaking process, and a rather precise and intricate process.  We choose a very specific timetable for harvesting based on the different varieties of grapes, their maturity level, the weather, and the sugar, acid and tannin levels of our grapes. 

While we have always been incredibly hands on at Serena's Vineyard, this year Michael and I both retired from our long and successful career's as medical doctors, and we have been able to dedicate every moment to our dream - the vineyard!  And the results certainly speak for themselves.  2013 is shaping up to be one of our best harvest's yet!

We can't wait to start processing and bottling these gorgeous grapes.  Keep your eyes out for our 2013 vintage wines!  They are sure to be some of our richest and boldest yet.

 

Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00

Our Bottles Are All Dressed Up!

All Dressed Up In Medals, That Is...

Syrah MedalsHere are the bottles striking a pose on the red carpet!

Check out that gorgeous red Silver Medal ribbon wrapped chicly around our Four Sisters Ranch 2009 Syrah.  You'll also notice the Central Coast Wine Competition emblem glistening around the bottle neck. Gorgeous and fashionable, but never overstated. 

And Serena's Vineyard 2010 Private Reserve Syrah is looking fierce in the classic red, white and blue medal from the super competetive Rhone Shootout where she scored an incredible 88!  You know what they say - pride is the new black. 

In all seriousness, we are so proud of these recent accolades, and can't wait for the next competition.  In the meantime, wine lovers, make sure you hurry up to enjoy the limited supply of the Four Sisters 2009 Syrah.  We simply can't keep this one on the shelves!

Cheers!

 

We are so thrilled to be a part of the upcoming 7th Annual Calabasas Malibu Wine and Food Festival!  

Enjoy an afternoon of Food, Wine, Beer and Spirits in beautiful Malibu & Calabasas! Your ticket includes a special tasting of world class wines, beers, spirits, and delicious food, all while helping to raise money for Free Arts for Abused Children.

Malibu Wine and Food Festival5On June 21-22 we will be pouring alongside some renowned beverage-makers including:

    •    Cielo Malibu Estate Vineyards
    •    The Naked Grape
    •    Moreno BHLV Sparkling
    •    Chocolate Shop Wine
    •    Wades Wines
    •    Stella Artois
    •    The Lab Brewing Company
    •    Cotton Candy Liqueur
    •    Ventura Limoncello
    •    and many more luscious libations…

Plus, the food is going to be absolutely delicious.  You'll be able to choose from an array of top notch restaurants to pair with your beverage.  To name a few:

    •    Bouchon Bistro
    •    Toscanova
    •    Mastro's Steakhouse
    •    Saddle Peak Lodge
    •    PINKS
    •    MR CHOW Malibu
    •    Grissini Ristorante Italiano
    •    Marco Paolo Chocolates
    •    Goodi Girls Cupcakes
    •    and many more delectable dishes...

Needless to say, there will be some incredible eats, drinks and entertainment, which means tons of summer fun for the whole family. 

So come on by and make a pitstop at our booth for some complimentary glasses of Serena's Vineyard wine.  Be sure to buy your tickets soon because it will sell out fast. 

Can't wait to see you there!

 

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