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Napa Valley Reserve 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Aviary was launched with a Napa Valley Red Blend sourcing fruit from 13 blocks. We only supplied a handful of restaurants for years because our production was so limited. Now, over a decade since our first vintage, Aviary Napa Valley lives on in our elegant Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Our style has been described as a tiger on a pillow - big and bold in flavor but soft and smooth in texture. Enjoyable upon release with continued complexity and softness with age. 

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California Wines

California Cabernet Sauvignon

The Aviary California Cabernet Sauvignon captures the quintessential big, rich, dark fruit flavors that have made Cabernet Sauvignon such a famous wine from the Golden State. 

 

You will find generous blackberry and blueberry fruit on the nose with a touch of baking spice. The mid-pallet continues with dark fruit expressions of black plums and cassis, some red fruit in the form of subtle strawberry preserves, and just a hint of bright menthol or eucalyptus. The French and American oak program adds notes of caramel, cigar box, and a romantic, dusty leather and cedar quality that gives the wine depth and layers. Balanced acidity and soft but structured tannins give this wine a gorgeous texture. 

This wine pairs exceptionally well with your favorite steak or roast but will also shine. This wine is a beautiful example of the rich, smooth, and elegant style that Aviary has become so well known for.

Composition: Napa County, Sonoma County, Lodi

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California Chardonnay

The Aviary California Chardonnay is a classic California style with tropical flavors of banana, pineapple, guava, and papaya made lively with great citrus acidity balanced with soft textures and layers of pie crust, vanilla, and buttery croissant. 

 

This wine pairs spectacularly with a bevy of main dishes, from roast chicken to creamy seafood pasta, but would also work very nicely alongside an after-dinner cheese plate or even creme brulee. Best of all, this is a wine to enjoy by the glass with good company. 

Composition: Monterey County, Sonoma County, Mendocino County

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Aviary's inaugural release was a red blend from the 2010 vintage, where we utilized a diverse spectrum of fruit from throughout Napa Valley. The idea of so many different grapes coming together to make one beautiful blend was the inspiration for the Aviary name. Our focus on creating an enjoyable, smooth-drinking wine has remained our signature style. 

We searched far and wide for the best Bordeaux varieties in California that could deliver Aviary's quality at an accessible price. The result is Birds of Prey, a reference to our hunting expedition across the state and the protectors of the vineyards that we continued to see over these vineyard sources. This beautiful wine captures California's big, bold flavors while preserving Aviary's elegant style. Flavors of red berries, melon, chocolate, and toasted cedar make this a crowd-pleaser for any red wine drinker.

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THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS.

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