Tasting Notes

2016 Petit Verdot

Our Petit Verdot is not your typical Petit Verdot. Most single varietal wines made with this grape are generally in your face bold tannic wines which would benefit from years worth of bottle aging...but not ours.

We located a clone of Petit Verdot for this vintage that has slightly larger berries which is the main reason this wine is silkier than it's brothers and sisters out there. Greater juice to skin ratio means slightly less intensity.

This wine offers up aromas of mostly black fruit flavors ranging from plum, blackberry and blueberry to slightly lighter black cherry.

2016 Petit Verdot bottle

Technical information

Appellation:

100% California

Varietal:

91% Petit Verdot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon 

Alc/Vol:

13.9%

Harvest Date:

 October 14th, 2016

Bottled:

March 20th, 2019

Cases Produced:

214 

Good to Know

  • Petit Verdot translates close to "little green one" and this is most likely because this grape is a late-ripening, warm climate variety. In Bordeaux, it meant that the grapes were often not quite ready (e.g. a little green) when they had to be picked for harvest.
  • Generally in "Bordeaux Blends", Petit Verdot is usually only 1-2% of the blend. This is to add tannin structure, color and herbaceous notes of violet and sage

Pairings

2016 Petit Verdot Pairs Well With:

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Steak with mushroom sauce

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Lamb chops with mint sauce