2016 Ancestor

2016 Ancestor
2016 Ancestor

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. 

Production notes

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

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Vintage2016
Varietal Composition70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot, 11% Malbec
AppellationPaso Robles
PH3.82
Alcohol14.60%
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced3,300
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