2018 Ancestor
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2018 Ancestor
2018 Ancestor

The 2018 Ancestor features aromas of olallieberry, Bing Cherry, and a hint of cassis.

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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 on record. The 2018 Ancestor features aromas of olallieberry, Bing Cherry, and a hint of cassis. The entry is soft and juicy, with flavors of blueberry and ripe plum. The mid-palate is rich with texture and flows into a clean, long finish with hints of toasted oak.

Pair with braised and roasted meats, reduction sauces, and bold BBQ.

Enjoy now through 2035.

Blend: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot

Harvest Dates:

Cabernet Sauvignon- Block 7: 9/28/2018, Block 61: 10/3/2018
Malbec- Block 53: 9/17/2018
Petit Verdot- Block 49: 10/14/2018

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.

Alcohol: 14.8%

pH: 3.65

TA: 6.2 g/L

Bottled: May 20, 2020

Production: 3,200 Cases

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