Aurora

Intense aromas and flavors of vanilla, violets, and mulled plum with lingering vanilla bean through the long, warm finish.

YEAR: 2017

BLEND:
60% Syrah (WA)
25% Cabernet Sauvignon (WA)
10% Cabernet Franc (WA)
5% Petite Sirah (WA, CA)

SOURCE:
Syrah – Red Mountain AVA, WA
Syrah – Pace Vineyard – Yakima AVA, WA
Cabernet Sauvignon – Shaw Vineyard – Red Mountain AVA, WA
Cabernet franc – Six Prong Vineyard – Horse Heaven Hills AVA, WA
Petite Sirah -Bartolucci Vineyard – Red Hills Lake County, CA, WA

ABV: 15%

WINEMAKER NOTES: The 2017 vintage in Washington state was marked by a significant cooling trend in late September that lasted for the remainder of harvest. The delay in ripening provided the luxury of extended hang time and prompted both gradual and even ripening. Inspired by some of Australia’s most famous blends, we combined soft, lush Syrah with firmly structured Cabernet Sauvignon, aromatic Cabernet franc, and just a touch of our deeply intense Lake County Petite Sirah. Aged in 37% new oak for added complexity and 63% neutral barrels to allow the fruit to shine through, this wine is one of our premier blends of the vintage.

AWARDS:

  • Best in Class (Syrah Blend)—2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Platinum/94 points – Great Northwest Platinum Awards 2021
  • Double Gold – 2022 Cascadia Wine Competition
  • Gold – 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Gold – 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Grilled sausage with roasted vegetables
  • Lamb
  • Venison
  • Rib-eye steak with maitre d’ butter
  • Flavorful cheeses

PRICE:
$18.00 bottle / $120.00 case
$32 bottle

REVIEWS:

“Subtle but rich fruit, nice tannins and acidity.” – Michael Cervin

 

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