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51Weeks 2018 Petit Verdot Bottle
51Weeks 2018 Petit Verdot Bottle

2018 Petit Verdot

Fall Wine Club Release

51WEEKS WINEMAKING

Columbia Valley
‘Fourgon’

Tiny berried Petit Verdot grown in the rugged soils of the Northern side of the Yakima Valley. This varietal is late-ripening and challenging in the winery to make in a gentle way. With patience, we intentionally craft this wine with gentle handling to reveal a fruit-driven blend with soft extraction, and an accent of oak spice to balance. This will be unlike any Petit Verdot you may have had, with big aromas of blueberry, blackberry, and cinnamon, and a palate of dark fruits, coconut, and spice. While the color is purple and dark, the texture is surprisingly round and soft. Pair this wine with braised short ribs in a rich sauce.

Wine Facts

VINEYARD INFORMATION:
•100% Columbia Valley AVA
•Soil: Kootenay silt loam
•Elevation: 890-1000 ft
•Southeast facing slope
•Hand harvested on October 30, 2018

WINEMAKING INFORMATION:
•100% Petit Verdot
•4 day cold soak
•45 days on skins
•14% American oak, 14% French oak

pH: 3.64
TA: 5.8 g/L
Alcohol: 14.9%