Early on we created a wine club so that AVV fans could enjoy regular shipments of our new releases. Our club has grown with many members enjoying both the new wine and new friends they have met at the winery. Over the years we’ve held an annual Spring Bash, bringing club members together to enjoy a day at the winery.
The highlight of our Spring Bash is usually the competition where teams vie for the chance to create the blend for our Wine Club Reserve. Once again Covid made hosting an event a bit challenging, but "Team AVV" prevailed with an in-house staff competition. Tasting Room Manager Denise Gill blended the winning wine, a creation of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec.
The 2020 growing season enjoyed near-perfect growing conditions. The year began with unseasonably warm temperatures, and lower than normal rainfall. This was followed by weeks of steady daytime heat and cool evenings, allowing the grapes to ripen evenly. At harvest, the quality of the fruit was excellent with high acidity and intense flavors.
This well balanced creation was aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels. This is a deeply colored red-purple wine, alluding to the big flavors. In the glass there are spicy and earthy aromas of cassis, red cherry and a hint of oak. With flavors of red cherry, plum, blueberry, vanilla, slight chocolate and just a little sage. This is a plush wine with loads of fruit followed by a long , lingering finish.
A beautiful effort indeed, created for our loyal Wine Club Members.
The wine is only sold to wine club members, visitors to the tasting room or online at avvwine.com.