Reif Estate 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
You have probably heard a lot about the 2007 reds and the 2008 whites, so much so, that 2006 seems to be long forgotten – especially, because it was sandwiched between two good quality harvests, 2005 and 2007. While on the Taste the Season trail, I tasted this Cab Sauv Reserve from Reif and was rightly impressed – and you’ll have to trust me when I say it wasn’t the food that made the difference, it was definitely the wine. The nose was the first thing to lure me into the glass (as it should be with most wines), sweet cherry, herbs and a hint of cassis. The palate showed some really good complexity for the tongue to work on, herbs, vanilla, cranberry and sour cherry all with a smooth, dry finish that kept you sipping and re-sipping trying to squeeze out as much flavour as you could. Delicious. Price: $24.95 – Rating: ****½
Cabernet Sauvignon
Niagara Peninsula
at the winery

Get Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Follow Us on Social Media

Facebook Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Google+ tumblr