70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
The most complex and ageable vintage of Mother of Exiles we’ve ever made, this powerhouse offers a hypnotic nose filled with violets, red currant, dusty leather, black cherry, oolong tea, and cigar box. The palate is overflowing with flavors of plum, olallieberry, nutmeg, clove, seared ribeye, and Pamplona chorizo. It fills the mid-palate with an elegance that can only be likened to the texture of a silk scarf, yet it finishes with crunchy tannins that will help this beauty lay down for a decade or more – but why wait?
Wine Enthusiast: 96
Aged for 22 months in 77% new and 23% once used 225L French oak barrels.
Daily delestages with dry-ice during seven day cold soak, then wild fermented with twice daily delestages early in ferment. Moving to pump-overs later in ferment. Eighteen day total maceration. Fermented 100% destemmed.
July 14, 2017
Wine Enthusiast: 96 & #34 Top 100 Cellar Selection 2019
100% Estate – Willow Creek District, Paso Robles
600 cases produced
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