Blackbird Vineyards Winemaking Duo Collaborates on Three New Offerings
(Napa, CA: June 18, 2018) – In the unbridled spirit of progress, Resolute Wines is now officially ÆRENA Wines. Bespoke Collection is pleased to transition Resolute Wines to ÆRENA Wines as we continue to create the same purposeful wine with steadfast character.
At ÆRENA Wines, we see wine as a work of art. From farmers, winemakers and label artists to the artist within each of us, ÆRENA Wines celebrates everyday heroes who are mastering their craft. Featuring distinctive bottlings from both well-known and emerging appellations, we create authentic California wines that embody a sense of place and decidedly drinkable point of view.
Blackbird Vineyards winemaking duo, Aaron Pott and Kyle Mizuno, are the artisans behind ÆRENA Wines. Their relationship was once that of mentor and student, but after years of collaboration, they are family. To spend time with them is an exploration of wine, replete with quick wit and belly-clutching humor. In farming and winemaking, Aaron and Kyle strive to communicate a vineyard’s sense of place – by working the wine at the right time to expose the best characteristics of variety and site. According to Aaron, “In almost all definitions of art in the dictionary, there is a reference to ‘human works of beauty.’” ÆRENA believes wine certainly fits under this classification. Aaron wholly appreciates working with Kyle. It’s easy to understand why, when asking Kyle to define their winemaking philosophy, his retort is, “Let the wines speak for themselves and don’t screw it up!”
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The 2016 ÆRENA Cabernet Sauvignon recently received Editors’ Choice, 90 points from Wine Enthusiast, September 2018. For more details on this wine, click here.
About Bespoke Collection:
Bespoke Collection offers a portfolio of artisanal brands and experiences including a selection of boutique wines, one-of-a kind objets d’art, and unique lifestyle experiences in the Napa Valley, Argentina, and beyond. Led by Founder Michael Polenske and President Paul Leary, the current Bespoke Collection portfolio includes Blackbird Vineyards, ÆRENA Wines, and ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens in Napa and Sonoma, along with Recuerdo Wines in Mendoza, Argentina and RiverHouse by Bespoke Collection in downtown Napa.