2006 Petit Verdot

Sonoma County
Petit Verdot


wine bottle


Sonoma County
Release Date
January 2010
100% Petit Verdot
Cases Produced
Barrel Regime
Barrel aged for 22 months
100% French oak
100% 1-year old oak

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Sonoma County

100% Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot is a rare grape and generally used in blending with other Bordeaux varietals to lend them color, fruit and tannin. Because of its scarcity and unique wine making challenges, Petit Verdot is rarely found as a stand alone varietal. Careful tannin management is essential to ensure this wine’s balance and elegance. For the 2006 vintage, we included 30% whole berries in the fermenter to slow down the rate of tannin extraction during the fermentation process. This also increased the presence of the wonderful fruit aromatics that make Petit Verdot so desirable.

With only 94 cases produced, the 2006 Petit Verdot has a deep, dark intense scarlet hue and gorgeous aromas cranberries and red currants. The tannins are big and hearty yet very approachable. We recommend serving this unique varietal with flavorful, robust foods such as braised lamb shank, cassoulet or venison.

Several Suggested Recipes

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