Aurora

Plush and seductive, our Australian inspired blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Cabernet franc has notes of cocoa nib, duck fat, and blueberry compote.

YEAR: 2016

BLEND:
49 % Cabernet Sauvignon
42% Syrah
9% Cabernet franc

SOURCE:
Cabernet Sauvignon: Shaw Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA, WA
Syrah: Pace Vineyard, Yakima Valley AVA, WA
Cabernet Franc: Six Prong Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills AVA, WA
ABV: 14.4%

WINEMAKER NOTES: The 2016 vintage began remarkably hot in the spring but cooled off by summer. This extended hang time allowed for both gradual and even ripening–perfect weather for developing ripe fruit flavors and expressive aromatics. Inspired by some of Australia’s most famous blends, we combined soft, lush Syrah with firmly structured Cabernet Sauvignon and aromatic Cabernet franc. Aged in 55% new French oak for added structure and complexity, this wine is one of the premier blends of the vintage.

AWARDS:

  • Double Gold- 2019 Cascadia Wine Competition
  • Gold – 2019 New Orleans International Wine Awards
  • Double Platinum – 2019 Wine Press Northwest
  • Platinum – 2020 Wine Press Northwest
  • Gold – 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

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

PRICE: $32.00


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