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2007 ÆROS® Napa Valley Meritage

by David on April 8, 2011

The long, mild growing season presented nearly textbook harvest conditions, setting the stage for excellence. The best Bordeaux clones, three of Cabernet Sauvignon and two each of Cabernet Franc and Merlot were married with Petit Verdot through repeated tasting trials, over a period of months, maximizing complexity and bringing the four varieties into perfect balance. […]


Why not pull out all the stops during this very festive time of year? Whether it’s for the whole family gathered around the holiday table or an intimate dinner party to celebrate the new year, this will be a meal to remember. One bite of the buttery fillet with the rich, supple ÆROS® reminds you of why this […]


2005 ÆROS® Napa Valley Meritage

by David on May 4, 2008

This vintage proudly marks the 10th ÆROS® release in our 23-year history and our first release of a Meritage (pronounced like “Heritage”), which includes all five of the classic Bordeaux varieties. Geoff Gorsuch, our Winemaker, carefully selected the finest lots from the Goosecross Estate vineyard and married in some Cabernet from our rugged Howell Mountain […]


While most of the fruit is from prestigious Howell Mountain, this vintage also marks the debut of a small amount of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc from our Yountville Estate vineyard, which we re- planted a few years ago. Our steep Howell Mountain site produces extremely small grapes of tremendous flavor concentration and “…the young […]