Petit Verdot 2018

$75 / Bottle (750ml)

Deep, dark, and brooding, Petit Verdot is full of personality.

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Deep, dark, and brooding, Petit Verdot is full of personality.

Late to ripen, this Bordeaux variety is usually one of the last we harvest and the wine is stained inky black almost immediately. Rarely bottled on its own, this small-lot wine demonstrates the herbal, floral, gravelly, brambly enigma of Petit Verdot.

The Vintage

Ample rainfall in the spring recharged the soil profile and provided a strong start to the growing season. The weather during the summer featured consistent warmth and sunshine without any major heat spells. Cooler than average temperatures in August and September slowed the ripening process, providing long hang time and leading to complex flavor development. October was mostly dry and warmer than usual allowing us to pick each block at optimal ripeness. The harvest was complete before November and the start of an epic rainy season.

The Wine

This wine is dense and lively with notes of violet, plum, and a hint of jasmine. Bright on the palate, juicy dark-fruit flavors are accented with notes of savory truffles and black pepper. The seamless layers and round tannins lead to a long, enduring finish.

Food Affinities

Winery Chef Chris Kennedy pairs our Petit Verdot with rich, savory cuisine like a classic Beef Bourguignon. Chef suggests integrating thyme, rosemary, or bay leaves in your dish to enhance the herbaceous notes in the wine.

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Beef Bourguignon

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