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Vintage
2019
Varietal
Petit Verdot
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
15.5%

2019 Petit Verdot

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This wine is anything but “petit” with heady aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black currant and plum bolstered by black licorice, vanilla and lovely floral notes. The wine evolves in the mouth with a core of blackberry, mixed berry compote and pomegranate flavors joined by dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and a savory hint of sundried tomato. A big juicy entry is balanced by powerful, lingering tannins which resolve in a finish of chocolate-covered berries, tobacco and ground coffee. This wine can easily age 10-18 years and will shine with a rack of lamb with sage butter, prime rib or roasted mushrooms atop cheesy polenta.

Vintage
2019
Varietal
Petit Verdot
Region
Napa Valley
Alcohol
15.5%

Vintage Notes

2019 began with a wet and cool spring, delaying bud break by two weeks compared to 2018. The summer growing season was mild, with no heat spikes. Due to moderate weather and late bud break, veraison ended in early August. Autumn brought hot days and cool nights, allowing the grapes to ripen fully, while preserving their acidity. The 2019 wines are full and robust with deep color.

Winemaker Notes

The majority of the fruit for our 2019 Petit Verdot was sourced from our vineyards in the Oakville and Rutherford appellations. Petit Verdot is a late ripening variety, and these warm regions encourage the development of complex flavors and a rich mouthfeel.

The grapes were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted in the vineyard, then brought to the cellar and destemmed. The grapes received a cold soak, followed by fermentation at a high temperature to ensure maximum extraction was achieved. The wine was racked to 48 percent new oak barrels (18% American, 30% French), where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.