Full Review

Auburn Road

Auburn Road
2015 Gaia, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Varietal Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$23

Auburn Road
2015 Gaia, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Varietal Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
Dusty violet color. Elegant aromas of leather, fine furniture, sweet pea blossom, and marinated strawberry with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long blueberry, vanilla, black pepper, and blackberry-rosemary finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and heavy oak flavor. An elegant, fruity yet serious Bordeaux varietal blend that shows off the Outer Coastal Plain.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: leather, fine furniture, sweet pea blossom, and marinated strawberry
Taste Flavor: blueberry, vanilla, black pepper, and blackberry-rosemary
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, fruity yet serious Bordeaux varietal blend that shows off the Outer Coastal Plain.

The Producer

Auburn Road Vineyards

The Producer
117 Sharptown-Auburn Rd
Pilesgrove, NJ 08098
USA
1 856-769-9463

Bordeaux Varietal Red

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
A Bordeaux varietal red is made from as many as five approved grapes in the region: primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc with lesser amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec. These wines can have one, two or even all five in the blend; this assembly of varietal produced wines of greater complexity with various fruit flavors, tannin levels, color and spice.

These Bordeaux varietal reds range from lighter-bodied examples simply designated as Bordeaux or Bordeaux Superieur, which are meant for consumption within their first three to five years to the classified growths, owned by wealthy Bordelaise, who craft very expensive wines that can age for several decades.