Tiny berried Petit Verdot grown in the rugged soils of the Northern side of the Yakima Valley. This varietal is late-ripening and a challenge 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 dark berry, dried fruit, raisin, and floral notes, and a palate of blackberry, bramble, and dark cherry. 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.
TASTING NOTES AS OF APRIL, 2023
On the nose, concentrated primary berry aromas alongside aromas of blueberry, blackberry liqueur, fruit pastry, raisin, fig, and vanilla. This wine has bright acidity and concentrated flavors with a soft structure. The flavors you’ll find are of sassafras, blueberry preserves, cranberry, pie spice, and vanilla bean.
- AVAs: Columbia Valley
- Soil: Kootenary silt loam
- Elevation: 890-1000 ft
- Hand harvested on October 11, 2019
- 10 day cold soak
- Aged in French oak barrels
- 38% new French oak
TA: 6.9 g/L