Petit Verdot is a small dark berry that when ripened properly, will produce an intensely full bodied red with bold spice notes and high tannin. It has become quite attractive to New World growers that can allow for longer hang time.
This classic Bordeaux varietal has found success in the Mediterranean climate of the Curtis vineyard. Our Petit Verdot wonderfully showcases how loam rich soil, plenty of sunlight and an offshore breeze can create dark and dense fruit of distinction. This vintage is noted for its small crop size, yet high-quality fruit.
Winemaker Comments: The 2015 Petit Verdot had a light crop with small clusters and small berries. Normally dark and dense, this Petit Verdot fruit is still amplified, but supple. Enjoyable now, especially with decanting, but it has a long life ahead of it.
Tasting Notes: The 2015 Petit Verdot is dark garnet in color with medium purple undertones. A pleasant bouquet of ripe plum, lilac, and potting soil greet the nose. Fully ripe flavors of raspberry, blueberry, and hazelnut flow smoothly across the tongue. High in tannins, this full-bodied red pairs well with smoked meats, sausages, and spicy Italian dishes.
2015 Petit Verdot - Curtis Vineyard
100% Curtis Vineyard Petit Verdot
AVA: Santa Ynez Valley
September 17, 2015
Sugar: 24.7 Brix
April 6, 2017
Total Acid: .68
14 barrel lot, 4 new oak
Production: 329 cases
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