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Mother of Exiles

2011

Well put together and classy, this wine wears a tailored suit and commands respect when it enters the room.  It exudes black cherries, espresso and fine Italian leather. It prefers aged bourbon neat and young bourbon in a Manhattan.  It is endowed with rich tannins but hides them seamlessly behind its inherent approachability. [65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot].  Fermented 100% de-stemmed. Aged for 22 months in French oak barriques: 80% new, 20% once used. 580 Cases Produced. $68 retail ($57.80 Comus Members)
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2010

This vintage offers up classic Bordeaux aromas of tobacco, black currant, fig and dried bay. The palate is very dense, showcasing berry cobbler, vanilla, and cedar notes. It builds to a chewy mid palate that tightens slightly on the finish giving it great length and hinting at a long future for this cuvée. Fermented 10% whole cluster. Aged 22 months in 80% new French barriques and 20% neutral barriques. [ 60% Cabernet, 30% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot] 1200 cases produced - Alc. by Vol. 14.5%. $68 retail ($57.80 Comus Members)
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2009

The 2009 Mother is a brooding wine that displays powerful aromas of cassis, new Italian leather, black cherry and cocoa powder. Black fruits, red licorice, tobacco and espresso flavors evolve into a rich, lush and textured mouth-feel that is both intense and focused. The complexity and density of this wine give it sophistication beyond its years. [74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc] Aged 20 months in 225 Liter French oak Barriques. 85% New, 15% Neutral. Fermented 100% De-Stemmed.14.8% alcohol. 935 cases produced $60 Bottle ($51 to Comus Members)
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2008

Ripe aromatics of cherry, hazelnut, and violets with a nuance of thyme introduce this cuvee. Black licorice, caramel and saddle leather create a powerful mid-palate. The voluptuous and refined finish carries ripe black berries and cedar for minutes to come. [70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Franc] Aged 16 Months in 100% new French oak. $55 Bottle ($46.75 to Comus Members)
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