91-93 PTS - JEB DUNNUCK
48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petite Sirah, 12% Petit Verdot
Mauka, meaning "towards the mountains" in Hawaiian language (my mother's heritage), is a cuvée that was a long time coming. We've always been fascinated with Bordeaux varietals, but struggled to find the vineyards that gave us a more classical Cabernet profile, which is what we were looking for. However, we began working with some wonderful, cooler sites in the Willow Creek and Adelaida districts that finally gave us what we were looking for! Mauka is a wine that is both substantial in structure yet elegant in character. A dense nose of redcurrant, flint, woodsmoke, and umami notes is met with a dark, penetrating palate of mocha-laced blue and black fruits, bright acidity, and youthful tannins that roll into a long, textured finish.
236 cases produced
Aged 22 months in 100% French oak, 65% new
Unfined & Unfiltered