2016 Ancestor
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2016 Ancestor
2016 Ancestor

Carefully selected barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot were blended for this Cuvée which offers aromas of berry compote and baking spices. 

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Production Notes

Our flagship wine, Ancestor, is our Bordeaux-style reserve blend, and an homage to the Ancestor Tree, the largest Coast Live Oak tree on record. Carefully selected barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot were blended for this Cuvée which offers aromas of berry compote and baking spices. Rich and powerful, flavors of boysenberry, cassis, and graphite with a long silky mouthfeel that leads to a well-structured finish. Ancestor pairs well with beef, lamb, and game.

Enjoy now, or set aside for a special occasion, as this wine will develop beautifully for years to come. 

Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot, 11% Malbec

Harvest Dates:
Cabernet Sauvignon - Block 51: 9/29/16, Block 52: 9/29/16, Block 30: 10/14/16
Petit Verdot - Block 48: 10/4/16, Block 49: 10/4/16
Malbec - Block 53: 10/5/16

Fermentation: Destemmed and fermented in closed top fermentors, with delestage daily for the first few days of fermentation followed by open pump-overs two to three times daily for an average of 16 days.

Aging: Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% of which were new oak.

Bottled: April 19 and 20, 2018

Awards

Best Red Wine, Double Gold Medal, Best of Class, 2019 Central Coast Wine Competition | Platinum Award, 95 Points, 2019 Monterey Wine Competition

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