Napa Valley Paulliac? tastes and feels just like a First Growth Bordeaux

Goosecross Aeros 2013

If you take a very short detour from Silverado Trail, you’ll find Goosecross Winery. If you prefer a more cozy place to sip on your wine, away from the hustling Highway 29, this is a must visit. Goosecross enjoys a tranquil backdrop of its own vineyards leading to the Napa River and up Yountville Hills.

Much of Napa valley wines are dominated with Cabernet Sauvignon, known to be some of the boldest, biggest wines in the world with personality to match. Coined with a lesser attractive name, such as fruit-bomb, Napa Valley wines can be on heavy on the fruit notes. Don’t get us wrong, we love our Napa big Cabs, however, we enjoy a change-up every now and then and Goosecross is the place to be.

A good number of their wines are made from grapes grown along the hillsides, they have a distinctive minerality note and earth to them that we can’t get enough of, and with higher acidity they are incredible with foods.

Take this 2013 Aeros for example, a Bordeaux style wine that can rival some of the best in Bordeaux. It is very inviting on the nose and even better on the palate, big, bold but so well balanced. Just the right amount of earthiness and mineral mingled between rich dark fruits. It’s paired perfectly with seared duck breast and Rib-eye steak.

This wine reminisces those of Bordeaux First Growth, just amazing glass of wine. It drinks nicely after 9 years of age but can continue to develop further for 2-4 more years comfortably.

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