Intense, dark fruit aromas of
fresh raspberry preserves, blackberry and cherry, intertwined with notes of white
peppercorn, cinnamon and caramel.


The well-rounded palate is supported by firm
tannins and teems with blackberry pie and fruit leather, fading gracefully into hints
of creamy dark chocolate, cherry cordial and graham cracker that linger through the
dense, long finish.

Growing Conditions

The majority of the fruit for our 2012 Petit Verdot was sourced from our
vineyards in Oakville, with a small amount from our Rutherford and Stags Leap District
blocks. Petit Verdot is a late-ripening varietal, and these warm regions encourage the
development of complex flavors and a rich mouthfeel.

With consistently mild temperatures throughout
spring and summer, 2012 was a stellar vintage in Napa Valley, allowing slow, even ripening
and yielding exquisite, balanced fruit.


The fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal
level of ripeness in late October.


The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18 months before bottling.


Fermentation took place at a high temperature to ensure
that maximum extraction was achieved.


Racked to 68% new French
oak barrels.


A deep garnet wine.