This wine is made from our hillside block of Petit Verdot. With excellent rootstock and clone selections, perfect microclimate and classic red soil, these Petit Verdot grapes consistently produce wonderfully rich flavors.
This Petit Verdot's well-manicured tannin and opulent texture only become apparent when artfully farmed in rare, quality conscious vineyards. The Benchland Vineyards of Michel-Schlumberger proudly support the credence and tradition of this ancient black-skinned grape.
Harvest: September 29th, 2014
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 21 months in French oak barrels (25% new).
Bottling Date: June 17, 2016
Production: 158 Cases
Color: Deep ruby
Aromas: Concentrated black currant and violets
Palate: Dense black currant and blueberry flavors, full structure with a long fruit finish
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 100% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.58 g/100ml
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