Tasting Notes

Intense blackberry aromas blend with traces of vanillin oak and leather, yet give little indication of the opulent treat that follows. The creamy, luscious entry fills the palate with flavors of ripe dark berries, cherry, plum, and coffee. As the wine reveals its layers, traces of dark cocoa, espresso, lavender, sage, and spice notes appear. In the lingering finish find hints of hazelnut and mocha. Complex and expansive, this Petit Verdot delivers a full measure of satisfaction and more.
Vintage: 2015
Varietals: 99% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
Production: 105 cases

Winemaking Notes

Our winemaking protocol demands separate small carefully temperature regulated fermentations for each varietal providing optimum treatment for our Petit Verdot. This wine is carefully pressed direct to barrel and are aged separately until rigorous barrel evaluation trials the Spring before Summer bottling. Each individual barrel is tasted for uniqueness and provides an essential blend diversity that typifies our wines, as well as an exceptional 22 month ageing period.

Food Pairing Suggestion

A terrific wine to pair with lamb shish kabob, or portabella mushrooms stuffed with sausage, wild rice, spinach, sage, garlic, and dry Jack cheese.