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2005 ÆROS® Napa Valley Meritage

by David on May 4, 2008

AEROS Meritage bottleThis 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 vineyard. The end result is a wine of extraordinary beauty, intensity and majestic proportion.

Winemaker Notes
Stunning. The seductive scent of black currant, ripe plum, dark chocolate and grilled bread anticipates layers of luscious cassis, dried cherry, sweet tobacco and anise that coat the palate and linger, finishing with subtle nuances of earth and spice. Hedonistic, and much too alluring to pass up now, the 10th ÆROS release will develop even greater complexity in the cellar over the years to come.

Food Suggestions
ÆROS® Vintage 2005 is a rare collector’s wine. Our Winemaker, Geoff Gorsuch, highly suggests pairing this elegant Meritage with fillet of beef and black peppercorns, prime rib, roast leg of lamb with rosemary, beef wellington, or beef bourguignon. Try this as an enhancement for chocolate torte, chocolate mousse, chocolate raspberry cake or chocolate soufflé cake.

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