Denner Vineyards "Mother of Exiles" 2018 (Paso Robles, California) - [WA 94]

Denner Vineyards "Mother of Exiles" 2018
(Paso Robles, California) - [WA 94]

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About the Winery:
Denner Vineyards is an estate on the far western border of the Paso Robles AVA. Founded by Ron Denner in 1999 after an exhaustive search throughout California. The 156-acre parcel presses up against the Santa Lucia Range, giving the site great diversity of elevation, aspect and soil. The estate is nestled into the Templeton Gap. Denner Vineyards currently uses 45 of the total 108 acres for their estate wine program. The remaining grapes are sold to ultra-premium producers in Paso Robles. Much of their fruit graces the wines of Villa Creek Cellars, Linne Calodo, and Justin Vineyards among others. Denner’s winemaking program is headed by Anthony Yount, a graduate of California Polytechnical University. He is amazingly talented and we are big fans of his wines.

Tasting Notes:
Brooding and powerful, the 2018 Mother of Exiles struts aromas of violet, iodine, sandalwood, blackberry and leather. The dense and chewy palate offers flavors of steeped figs, graphite, cassis, and espresso. The finish is rich and chewy, but surprisingly fresh with lingering acidity and round, polished tannins. This will benefit from a few years in the cellar or decanting.

68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The Cabernet Sauvignon-based 2018 Mother Of Exiles is also blended with 22% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. It has an inky purple-black color and luscious cassis and warm blue fruits with touches of cedar, sweet spice, graphite and cigars. The palate is full-boded and firm with flamboyant, spice-laced black fruits and just enough uplift on the mineral-driven finish. It will benefit from another 3-5 years in bottle and will age well over the next 15+ years." - Erin Brooks (2/2021)