Wines

2017 Estate Petit Verdot

  • Varieties:
    100% Petit Verdot
  • Appellation:
    Paso Robles -Templeton Gap
  • Average brix at harvest:
    24.4
  • Vineyard:
    Estate
  • Alcohol:
    13.4%
  • Acidity:
    0.68g/100ml
  • pH:
    3.61
  • Residual sugar:
    0.03 g/100ml
  • Date bottled:
    September 27, 2019
  • Cases produced:
    95
  • Retail Price:
    $ 28.00

Growing conditions:
Above average winter rainfall, no frost and normal budbreak produced great fruit set. Judicious thinning and a warm summer led to an outstanding harvest with excellent quality and yields.

Winemaking:
The grapes were hand harvested, then crushed into a stainless fermentor. 24 hours later, the must was inoculated with D80 yeast then pumped over twice daily for 13 days then 7 days of maceration prior to pressing. After completion of malo-lactic fermentation, the Petit Verdot was aged in French and Hungarian oak for 24 months prior to bottling.

Tasting notes:
Intense aromas of crushed violets and unsweetened chocolate with wisps of exotic floral notes are complimented by a background of subtle oak. This wine is a mouthful with an elegant sufficiency of tannins and toasty oak followed by an extended, rich finish.

Cellaring:
While enjoyable now, this intense Petit Verdot will continue to improve with proper cellaring for another 5-10 years in the bottle with a plateau of best drinkability from 2023-2028.

Food selection:
Best match for filet and rich sauces! This elegant wine will compliment a large array of foods and aged cheeses.