Palate

The color is pure ink, the aromas are intense and perplexing, the mouthfeel is at once bold and fresh with plenty of black fruit flavors. The stately tannins assure aging for many years and guarantee a wine experience like nothing else from this young vineyard.

Growing Conditions

A very nice growing season filled with dry conditions and an extended sunny summer, 2013 delivered another excellent vintage. Optimal maturity arrived effortless but with a little higher acidity than normal. Nevertheless, the wines show great depth and personality. A rarity, this 100% Petit Verdot demonstrates all the qualities of why this variety is such a valued component in some of the worlds top wines.

Winemaking

Four day cold maceration followed by 11 days of fermentation. Daily pumpovers during active fermentation at 90°F. 24 days total vat time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel.

Aging

Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (50% new).