Really nice and smooth — 3 months ago
May 28, 2020. We were welcomed at the winery with a glass of this in late February. It is SO GOOD. Brought a bottle home and have subsequently purchased more to support Aonair during the pandemic shutdown. A beautiful Blanc de Noir, light salmon color and so smooth. Very easy to drink. Lovely alone or with food. Nice with Italian flourless chocolate cake, too. I’d drink it any time. — a year ago
Gets better as you drink it. Wow. — a year ago
From my mentor Sharon. — 6 months ago
Not only does the winery have gorgeous views atop Conn Valley in Napa overlooking Lake Hennessy, the wines are delicious...but more importantly, the people are gracious and kind. Highly recommend visiting.
Though their other wines get more fanfare (mainly because there is more to go around), their CabFranc is always my favorite offering. At a whopping 2 barrels of production, getting access can be a bit tricky. For a cab franc, there is zero green pepper notes. Aromatically, it is a combo of rich, ripe red and black fruits all dipped in fondue chocolate, baking spices like cinnamon and clove with a woodsy note like sandalwood. While decadent in profile, there is plenty of acidity here to keep this from being too flabby. Notes of Christmas spice cake, red and black licorice, Black Forest cake shavings and a hint of herbs on the finish. Still quite youthful, this seems to just be entering a drink phase. — a year ago
Just got back from our cruise but want to keep California Wine Month going strong. Decided to crack open our favorite bottling (ATM) from Aonair.
Dark ruby red. Layered nose with cinnamon, blackberries, black currants and dark gravel. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Needed some air to fill up in the mid palate. Nice level of complexity with some solid minerality on the palate. A touch savory too and notes of blackberries, spices, dried herbs and a little bit of blue fruits. Long finish. Drink till 2028. — 4 years ago