My first 2 bottles of Goosecross' Aero's Meritage. These are my 2 most expensive bottles (at $130 each). This is the 3rd time in Goosecross' 25 year history that they released an Aeros.
The 2007 Aeros is 70% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Estate Petite Verdot, 10% Estate Merlot and 5% Estate Cabernet Franc. Only 228 cases were made.
This wine is named Aeros for the Greek winged god of love, and weaves together mystical themes of flight and loves. AEROS fell in love with the beautiful Psyche, a mortal woman who achieved goddess status through her marriage to AEROS. Psyche had the mystical power to turn water to wine and symbolized both sensual desire and intellectual pursuit. She is pictured in the center of the label. The myth relates how the desire, passion, seduction and eventual marriage of AEROS and Psyche brought love to earth.
Aeros represents the perfect balance between masculine and feminine energies on earth as it commemorates love, pleasure, lasting relationships, and all things with which wine has been associate since becoming the "nectar of the gods."
Ae is a grapheme (or ligature) consisting of the letters A and E that occurs in many languages and is a member of the Old English alphabet. It seemed appropriate to use this ligature for AEROS since the producing winery name "Goosecross" came from the Gorsuch family name, and in Old English "Gorsuch" means "where the goose crossed the stream."