2012 PETIT VERDOTWine Match Special Selection

100% Petite Verdot
Darms Lane, LLC

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $55.00
club price: n/a
available:Limited
cases:41
formats: 750mL
released:Dec 1, 2016
date profiled:Aug 17, 2017
region:Northern California
AVA:Oak Knoll District
vineyards:Estate Bon Passe Vineyard
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:n/a
alcohol:14.5%
fined:No
filtered:No
oak type:90% French |10% Americ ... 90% French |10% American  
oak barrels:60% New  
oak aging: 20 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
petite verdot 100% Oak Knoll District
 
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Winemaker Brian Mox Notes
Vineyard: The Estate Bon Passe Vineyard is located in the southwestern bench lands of Napa Valley, in the Oak Knoll District appellation. The vineyard is planted of only 4 rows of Petit Verdot. Growing Season Notes: 2012 was a “classic” Napa vintage in many regards. Weather conditions during bloom were ideal leading to a generous set in the grapes. This allowed us to be more aggressive in our “green” thinning at veraison to create more even ripeness in the remaining clusters at harvest time. Temperatures during September were mild and consistent allowing the grapes to slowly ripen. We harvested the Petit Verdot on October 8th. Details: Petit Verdot is considered a blending grape and we ferment and age a few barrels of it every ...more... year. Most years, it adds complexity to our Bon Passe Cabernet and Linda’s Hillside Cabernet. In exceptional years, we keep a few barrels and bottle it on its own. The 2012 vintage is our fifth bottling of 100% estate grown Petit Verdot. Winemaker Tasting Notes: Our magnificent, dense purple colored Petit Verdot reveals notes of ripe and dark berries with hints of truffles. The palate is rich with blueberries, violet, ground coffee flavors and displays serious tannins. Enjoy it now or aged, this wine is beautiful now but will surely only become embellished with time.
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