WSI93-94 Intense fuchsia color, exuberant nose of ripe blackberries and cassis with hints of mocha aromas. In the palate, Padlock opens up on more dark fruits with seductive truffle and dark chocolate notes. The texture is rich and intricate, the tannins are firms. Padlock 2018 is darker and juicier than its predecessor. 53% Cabernet Sauvignon – 34% Merlot – 13% Malbec. Aged in 60 gallon French barrels for 15 months; 20% New French Oak.
Founded in 2011, Picayune Cellars is a négociant-style winery dedicated to making wines of outstanding quality that are also exceptional values.
Winemaker Claire Ducrocq Weinkauf, a French native grew up in Auvergne. Inspired by the power of a Mouton Rothschild, she earned a wine degree in Chile and then embarked for France to work harvest in St Emilion and the Côte du Rhône. While working in South America, she met Paul Hobbs and got a job first at Viña Cobos in Mendoza then in California.
As Claire says, “wine is my way to welcome you into my ‘home.”