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2016 Mauka

2016 Mauka

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45% Petite Sirah, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot

95pts Jeb Dunnuck

Mauka, meaning "towards the mountains" in Hawaiian language (my mother's heritage), is a cuvee that was a long time coming. We had always struggled to be impressed with Bordeaux varieties in Paso Robles, but when we became involved with a new vineyard in the Willow Creek District planted to Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon, we knew the time had come to bring Mauka to life. Mauka is a wine that is both substantial in structure yet elegant in character. A dense nose of blackberry, woodsmoke, and creme de cassis is met with dark, penetrating palate of mocha-laced blue and black fruits, toasted marshmallow, and cedar notes.

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