Avrae was born in the vineyards of Sonoma and is the “Spirit of Belle Glos;” grown in Sonoma, fermented in Napa, distilled in Modesto and finished in Belle Glos Pinot Noir barrels.


Tasting Notes

Color:
Dark auburn with lots of contrast like a sexy redhead with creamy skin
Nose:
Port, dried dates, roasted macadamia nuts, cocoa, vanilla cake
Body:
Medium to full
Palate:
Caramelized sugar and butter, crème de cassis, fig and bacon. Beautiful structure, not too heavy, not too light, but present like a good therapist. Red fruit and brown spice leave and undying elegance through the long finish.
General:
A well polished brandy, with a quiet, rebellious streak, like Gordon Gekko. It acts all proper and $#!+, but once it hits your lips, the insider trading comes out and your palate is enriched.

4 years

4 years aged

96 / 48%

96 proof, 48% ABV

Quick Facts

  • Grapes are sourced from Sonoma coast vineyards
  • Harvested at a lower than normal level of maturity for wine to maintain
  • A higher level of acid for optimum ester formation preserving the floral and fruit forward aromas in the final spirit
  • Fermented at Copper Cane’s Napa winery
  • Cold and slow fermented to augment mouth-feel and preserve fruitiness the wine completes full malo-lactic fermentation to bolster palate weight
  • Double distilled using a 600 gallon pot still with an onion shaped brandy head to achieve a higher concentration of esters, capturing the essence of the land
  • Aged in 53 gallon, new, medium, medium plus and charred tight grain French oak barrels
  • Finished in used Belle Glos Pinot Noir barrels, imparting the brandy with a dark brown/reddish hue
  • All barrels for this cuvée were aged minimum 4 years
  • This bottling is our first vintage; all grapes were from the 2016 harvest season