Aviary Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

We are excited to announce the first release of our Aviary Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet. After years of seeking more fruit and new contracts to grow our Napa Valley line, this new release is a long time in the making! It isn’t in bottle yet but the barrel samples have us excited! We utilized our long term contracts and came across some incredible Merlot to help grow the production while letting the wine sit in barrel for 14 months.

Aviary exemplifies the craft of the winemaker and the art of blending. Each
year we select the best wines from up to 7 different vineyard sites to create a
blend that expresses both the uniqueness of each vintage and the elegant style
of Aviary Reserve. Layers of chocolate, strawberry, dried cherry, tobacco, and
toasted oak balance with silky tannins and bright acidity to create a perfectly
balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that can be enjoyed now or aged over time.

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

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Tasting notes

Deep purple color. Aromas of cocoa-dusted figs with coconut, strawberry jam, chocolate buttercream, elderflower, and black olives with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-full body and an even, complex, medium-long spanish peanuts and pencil shavings finish with heavy oak flavor. A decadent layer cake of a Cab with flavors of rich chocolate, roasted nuts, and succulent fruits.

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Food pairing notes

Our wine experts think this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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Winemaker notes

Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.