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Meritage

This vintage proudly marks our 4th AEROS Meritage release in our 26-year history – a remarkably opulent, complex blend from two vintage years.

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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. […]

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2006 ÆROS® Napa Valley Meritage

by David on October 20, 2009

For those who demand the very best – that’s ÆROS. This vintage marks the 11th ÆROS® release in our 24th  year history, so you know we’ve reached to the sky when those wings go on the bottle. ÆROS isn’t a single wine, but a series of limited-production wines made only in the exceptional vintages that […]

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NVWR® 92 – Wine Blending: When and Why?

by David on September 29, 2009

There are so many ways to look at blending when it comes to wine – blending the varieties, different vineyards, locations, and barrel lots – it goes on and on. In this episode, Winemakers Geoff Gorsuch and Jeff Booth talk about the endless possibilities with Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education. There are so […]

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How We Make Our Estate Meritage

by David on June 20, 2009

In 2002, we had to re-plant our home vineyard here at the winery because the Chardonnay we planted in 1978 was diseased. The phrase “crisis as opportunity” comes to mind. After almost 25 years, we had a chance to take a fresh look at our property and re-evaluate what belongs here. It’s a process! We […]

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Understanding Wine Names

by David on June 20, 2009

Varietal, Meritage, proprietary and place names: what does it all mean? We can start with the fact that here at Goosecross we make a wine called ÆROS. Other Napa Valley wineries have released wines called Insignia, Opus One, Rubicon and so forth. What do the names have in common? They represent wines of great distinction […]

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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 […]

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NVWR® 22 – Understanding Wine Names

by David on August 8, 2006

Varietal, Meritage, proprietary and place names: If you’ve wondered about all the various ways we name wines and what the names communicate to you as a consumer, please join Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, for an investigation.

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NVWR® 17 – Bordeaux Blends

by David on July 4, 2006

Why is it so common to blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and other red Bordeaux varieties together? Sit back, relax, and listen while Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, tells you a little about each of the “big five” Bordeaux varieties and the role they play in the total blend. Text: How we make our […]

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