Our 2013 Petit Verdot is juicy, herbaceous and complex. Brimming with
aromas of savory fruit, blackberry, raspberry and coffee entice the nose
with subtle hints of ivy and freshly crushed leaves.
The first sip is mighty
delivering lush flavors of plum and cherry with hints of toasted graham
cracker and black pepper. Firm tannins give this big round wine a bold
personality with a long elegant finish. Delicious now, our 2013 Petit
Verdot will continue to mature for the next 5- 7 years.
Persephone Vineyard is our 350-acre estate in the heart of Pope Valley, a
largely undiscovered grape-growing region in the northeast corner of Napa
Valley. The ranch is planted with 130 acres of vines, which includes our
Bordeaux grape varieties as well as Zinfandel, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, and
Chardonnay. At nearly 1,000 feet elevation, the area is characterized by wide
temperature swings and little fog, which allows for a consistent growing
season and produces fruit with rich, focused flavor, and a precise sense of
place. Persephone is sustainably farmed, moving towards organic certification.
A textbook grape growing year for the Napa Valley, 2013 started off
with healthy winter rains leading into a warm, dry spring and an early
bud break. The extended heat spike at the start of July made summer
temperatures consistently warm, allowing the grapes to mature steadily
and develop complex flavors. Winemaker Sara Fowler describes 2013 as
“beautiful, balanced and delicious.”
Bottled June 2015.
17 months in 60% French oak and 40% American oak, 40% new.