Aviary Birds of Prey Red
Winemaking Notes: After a trying 2017 vintage, punctuated by wild fires in Napa and sporadic rainfall, 2018 was a grape grower’s dream. Milder temperatures and a longer growing season yielded a healthy crop of well-ripened and structured fruit. We welcomed Mother Nature’s respite from the trials of the previous vintage. Our Birds of Prey Red Blend is inspired by the guardians of our vineyards. Owls by night and raptors throughout the day, birds of prey hunt in our vines allowing us to naturally manage the vineyards without pesticides. As homage, this wine is big, bold, and balanced. It is dark garnet in color with aromas of brambleberries, cassis, cigar box, spice, almonds, and chocolate. The round palate offers a memorable profile of red fruits, dark chocolate, and a subtle tea leaf that lingers. Enjoy this wine with food, or on its own, curled up by a fire with loved ones. This “Bird” tastes fantastic now and will continue to devlop and age beatifully over the next ten-plus years.
Composition: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon36% Merlot11% Cabernet Franc2% MalbecAVAs: Sonoma County & Napa County