2018 Petit Verdot
Single Vineyard Series
92 Points, Gold - 2021 OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition
91 Points, Gold - 2021 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
Lodi (Mokelumne River)
Single Vineyard | Estate Grown
20 Months, 40% New French and American Oak
Complex, elegant bold flavors, deep dark in color. Petit Verdot wine has rich flavors of blackberries, lilac and violet with a mild smoky character. It is rich in tannins with a dry finish.
Petit Verdot is a “noble grape” that has it’s origins in the Southwest region of France. However, since it is a later ripening grape, it fell out of favor in it’s homeland of France since it would sometimes not fully ripen before the weather turned. Here in the “new world”, the climate here allows us to gain more maturity due to a more consistent growing season. Estate Vineyard to the west of our tasting room and production facility. Bilateral cordon trained into vertical shoot position (VSP). Clone 2 on 5BB rootstock. Planted in 2014, the vines are young and full of energy. Pruning and shoot thinning were done to keep cluster counts in balance, leaves were pulled on the north side of the vine as the rows oriented east to west. 2017 was the first vintage we harvested fruit from this vineyard. The vineyard is sustainably farmed and certified green under Lodi Rules.