1919 Mary Doyle

A special centenary release based on our Sovereign Cabernet Sauvignon to honor Bill's Mother, Mary Doyle-Williamson.

This wine is “like the power of the earth in a glass!” The vines sink their roots deep down into the pure black volcanic soil. This gives the wine personality, forthright and truthful with a sharp mineral nature. It tastes of raw power with that good fragrance of the countryside dampened by the season’s first rains.

Not a wine to be consumed over dinner and light discussion. This is a wine destined for a night of challenge, promising romance, passion and fulfillment. Powerful and sensuous, this wine won't settle for anything less!


Tasting Notes

Dominated by blueberry and blackberry flavors a host of savory notes appear as the fruit gradually opens with air. Intense, dark and decidedly brooding in style, the interplay of fruit, structure and acidity is compelling. Closing notes of violet, rose petal and mocha add further nuance.

To open, turn the corkscrew through the top of the wax cap and the cork in unison. Decant for at least one hour before serving.


Production Notes

Only 100 cases produced .

The bottle is a Bordeaux style with the details etched into the glass and highlighted in cherry red and white enamel. The WILLIAMSON WINES name has been etched and highlighted with actual gold. To crown this special package, the neck was dipped in black wax. All of this work was performed by craftsmen as is fitting of such a handcrafted wine.

The bottles were sparged with nitrogen and then filled by hand. The corks were fitted individually by hand - a process that insures each bottle is filled and sealed correctly. However, this step often results in a little wine being spilled on the cork, so if you remove the wax cap and see wine stain on the top of the cork, don’t worry, the cork is not leaking.


Winemaker Notes

We created this intense Cabernet Sauvignon wine to celebrate the centennial of our Mother, Mary Doyle-Williamson (1919 – 2015)

Thanks for everything Mum.


Cooperage Notes

French Oak barrels for 42 months, first 22 months in new then 22 months in neutral.


StyleRed Bordeaux
AppellationSonoma
VarietalBordeaux Blend
PairingAny special night.
Alcohol14.50%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2018-08-20
Drinkable2019 - 2029
Harvest Date2014-10-14