Monday, March 4, 2019

Wine Quickie: Aerena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Aerena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Blackbird is one of my favorite wineries that I can't afford to buy and they tend to focus on Bordeaux blends out of Napa Valley. Aerena is their new more affordable label, and with it they're making varietals for the very first time. This is a Cabernet that goes the black fruit route with black cherries, blackberries, sweet tobacco, lavender, and black pepper. It's medium bodied with soft tannin and a salivating acidity that doesn't take over too much, and it finishes long with flavors of black cherries, tobacco, and caramel. For $28 it may be a bit overpriced but it is pretty darn delicious.
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