Pine Ridge Vineyards Petit Verdot
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Petit Verdot
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
15.8%
Pine Ridge Vineyards Petit Verdot

2017 Petit Verdot Napa Valley

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$75
/ 750ml

Petit Verdot is a thick-skinned grape expressing a dense, deep ruby color. Aromas are dark and brooding, with blackberry, black cherry, fig, mocha, dried herbs, and savory truffles. Oak barrels contribute a caramel and toasted marshmallow nuance, along with some baking spices. The entry is juicy, with mouthwatering acidity. A rich midpalate leads to flavors of dark plum, black cherry, mocha, coffee, and dark chocolate. Ripe, pronounced tannins are present from start to finish.

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Petit Verdot
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
15.8%

Vintage Notes

The majority of the fruit for our 2017 Petit Verdot was sourced from our vineyards in the Oakville, Carneros, and Oak Knoll District appellations. Petit Verdot is a late-ripening variety, and these warm regions encourage the development of complex flavors and a rich mouthfeel.

Winemaker Notes

The season began with rain that refilled reservoirs and replenished soils, a welcome relief after an extended drought. Harvest started early at a normal pace in many regions and then progressed rapidly during a heat wave in late August and early September. Cooling temperatures in mid-September slowed the harvest and allowed red grapes to ripen gradually.

The fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness from September to October. Fermentation took place at a high temperature to ensure that maximum extraction was achieved before the wine was racked to 50 percent new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for 18 months before bottling.

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