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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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2006 Napa Valley AmerItal Red

by David on October 19, 2009

Sleek, silky and food friendly – what more do you need? But what the heck is it? The “Ital” part is the grape varieties – in this case an unconventional, but delicious blend of Tuscany’s earthy Sangiovese and Piemonte’s fruit-driven Barbera. These low tannin, high acid varieties account for the above descriptors – the wine […]

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2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

by David on September 25, 2009

Lush fruit-forward flavors from our Yountville Estate. Rich with black cherry, raspberry, dark chocolate, and eucalyptus interwoven with toasty oak and spice. Pairings: Grilled steak or lamb, slow-cooked dishes, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2006 Napa Valley Merlot

by David on September 25, 2009

Deep, luscious flavors of black cherry, cranberry, cocoa and vanilla with hints of nutmeg, white blossom and toasty oak. Pairings: Grilled steak or lamb, roast duck, pork, and slow-cooked dishes. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2006 Napa Valley Syrah

by David on September 25, 2009

Full and lush flavors of boysenberry, red cherry, dark chocolate and smoke finishing with a hint of earth, spice and toasty oak. Pairings: Grilled steak, wild game, slow-cooked dishes, sausages, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

by David on September 25, 2009

Lush, generous flavors of ripe cherries, sweet raspberry, dried herbs and mint finish with toasty oak, spice and a hint of licorice. Pairings: Grilled steak or lamb, slow-cooked dishes, aged cheeses. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2008 Napa Valley Chenin Blanc

by David on September 8, 2009

Beautiful aromatics and soft, sweet flavors from old vines in the Napa hills – fresh pear, honeysuckle and a mouthwatering touch of citrus. Pairings: Duck, pork, shellfish, mild cheeses, slightly sweet fruit desserts. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2008 Napa Valley “Oak Knoll” Viognier

by David on September 8, 2009

Abundantly fruity, a burst of fresh peach, juicy pear and sweet honeysuckle anticipates lush flavors of nectarine, ripe melon and pineapple with a clean, bright grapefruit finish. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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2007 Napa Valley Estate Chardonnay

by David on September 8, 2009

Our signature style is a food-friendly Chardonnay that’s loaded with fruit, crisp and clean on the palate with a smooth, creamy texture. Bright and fragrant with the lively flavors of green apple, Asian pear, vanilla and pineapple, that lends to a lingering creamy finish. Pairings: Shellfish, salmon, poultry, game birds and pasta sauced with cream […]

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2008 Lake County Sauvignon Blanc

by David on September 8, 2009

Bright citrus, pear, straw and lemongrass character with a pineapple kick and crisp, bracing acidity. Pairings: a wide range of sea food, fresh salads and vegetable dishes, herbed chicken or pasta. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes

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