Aurora Vines handcrafted wines from Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley
Aurora Vines by Aguila Vineyard

Handcrafted Wines from
Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley

2004 Merlot

Appellation Rogue Valley, Oregon

Varietal Merlot

Vineyard Agulia

Alcohol 14%

Harvested October 2004

Brix at Harvest 24.3

Wine in Barrels 24 Months

Wine in Bottle 24 Months

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2004 Merlot Tasting Notes

Handcrafted from grapes grown in the warm region of Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley. A beautiful deep violet color is the first indication this is not your typical Merlot. The quality of the fruit is ripe and dark, exhibiting black cherry, ripe blackberries and cassis flavors. Subtle floral and spice notes accent the bold fruit adding complexity and layering both aroma and flavor. This vintage can be enjoyed now for its freshness and intensity, but will only improve with further bottle aging.

The 2004 and 2006 vintages won Silver Medals at the World ofWine of Southern Oregon 2011. Aged to perfection in small oak barrels for 2 years, with additional bottle age before release. Turns out a soft but full bodied Merlot.