First Drop Mothers Ruin 2012
What is 'Mother's Ruin?' Back around the turn of the 20th century, the Brits consumed on average of 14 gallons of Mother's Ruin (AKA Gin) every year. Now we're not advocating binge drinking, but this is made in that 'easy to go down' style that one could quite handedly consume 14 gallons of per year. This restrained, well balanced expression of McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon is an ode to the 'luncheon claret', but it's not as green and austere as that favorite lunchtime libation at the gentleman's club. Early picked fruit from a single vineyard with good breeding in the Willunga foothills results in an elegant, varietal style that has classic First Drop drinkability.