Add 2008 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve to your wine collection if you haven't already done so.
The Livermore-produced Cabernet Sauvignon was named top red wine in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition — considered the largest competition of American wines.
in her Wine Oh.tv website interviewed Mark Clarin, winemaker at McGrail Vineyards & Winery. Here's his reaction to the good news:
My first reaction is shock. I am humbled by the accolades. I am thankful to be a part of a great family striving to grow the best Cabernet Sauvignon. I am so pleased that a Livermore Valley wine has won for the red wine category. We have such a history with white wines.
For more information on the competition and to see a full list of winners, visit Wine Oh.tv.
McGrail's award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon sells for about $36 a bottle.