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Auriga Wine Cellars

Auriga Wine Cellars AURIGA WINE CELLARS is located in El Dorado County in Northern California. "Auriga" is the ancient Greek and Roman name of a constellation in the Northern hemisphere and is commonly referred to as the "charioteer." In ancient times, Auriga was associated with the nurse of Zeus. When Zeus grew up, he rewarded the nurse with a horn endowing it with magical properties, so that whosoever possessed it should obtain in abundance all he desired and find it a "horn of plenty." The Horn of Plenty, is a symbol of abundance, fruitfulness and prosperity, and is represented by a horn filled to overflowing with fruits and flowers. The Greek lantern depicted on the wine label is a reproduction of lanterns used in ancient times. We feel it is a fitting symbol of the Charioteer and Auriga and this legend. Auriga wines are made from Sierra Foothill vineyards. This is the historic location of California vineyards, which supplied the gold miners (49ers) with wine in the last century. The soils in the foothills are thin and vines have to struggle to survive, resulting in intense concentrated wines. We hope you enjoy these wines as much as we have bringing them to you.


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4520 Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville, CA, US, 95667 Email:
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This is a blend of two vineyards of 100% Gewürztraminer, one was used for color the other for floral fragrance. This is a young wine which is enjoyable now, chill before serving. With 1% residual sugar, this wine pairs beautifully with a cheese course or Thai food.
Harvested at 24.5 brix, 155 cases produced, 14 month in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels. Another full bodied, big wine with a lot of spice and white pepper and load of fruit components.
A bold Zinfandel in typical Sierra Foothills style. This wine exudes oak and vanilla. Ripe cherries and raspberry flavors are dominant. Aged 14 months predominately on America oak, this wine will become more tame with time. Enjoy now through 2010.
The 2003 Zinfandel is another powerhouse of a wine. In its early age, it exhibits a lot of fruit but will tone down over time to taste more like the ’02 zinfandel. Both wines are 15% alcohol, from the same 25 year old vines, however, this wine was on Hungarian oak for 14 months.


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