Mother Knows, 2019, California

Mother Knows, 2019, California

Caleb Leisure

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Grapes: 80% Marsanne, 20% Rousanne
Average Age of Vines: 20 years
Appellation: El Dorado, Sierra Foothills
Soil: Volcanic loam, decomposed granite
Harvest: By Hand
Winemaking: Fermented in qvevri with 100% of skins and stems
Elevage: seven months in qvevri with 100% of skins and stems
Label: The Georgians say that leaving wine with the skins (chacha) is like leaving the wine with the mother. This is Caleb’s most Kakhetian-style skin-contact wine. Also, he poaches his mom’s artwork for all of his labels.

Mineral. Stone-fruit. Apricot.