2008 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Monitor Ledge Vineyard Petit Verdot

2008 Duckhorn Vineyards Estate Grown Monitor Ledge Vineyard Petit Verdot

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Monitor Ledge is named for an outcropping of rock in the mountains overlooking the vineyard and has been an important component of Duckhorn Vineyards wine blends since 1985.

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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French oak, Chateau-style barrels (60 gallons) Age of Barrels: 100% new
Winemaker Notes
From its inky, black color to its rich, sophisticated aromas and flavors, this is a classic Petit Verdot that combines layers of beef bouillon, venison and leather, with elements of fresh baked bran muffin, black coffee and raisins. Hints of black pepper and fine, dusty tannins add further depth and complexity.
Production
Though the 2008 growing season presented certain challenges—from early frosts to drought conditions—a meticulous approach to viticulture and sorting yielded small crops with good concentration, highlighting soft, appealing tannins for our red varietals and bright acidity for our white grapes. A long, moderately cool summer led to a harvest that commenced in mid-August and concluded in early November. This relatively relaxed pace allowed us to pick in numerous passes to ensure quality, often focusing on individual rows or a single side of the vines.
Other Notes
Release Date: September 2011

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Petit Verdot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Monitor Ledge Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 14—October 25, 2008
Sugar
27.9 ° Brix
Acid
.53 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.86
Aging
18 Months
Fermentation
10-12 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
July 2010
Alcohol %
14.5
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Standard Bottle

750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

Serves 2-4

Magnum

1.5 Liters

2 Standard Bottles

Serves 4-5

Double Magnum or Jeroboam

3 Liters

4 Standard Bottles

Serves 6-8

Imperial

6 Liters

8 Standard Bottles

Serves 12-16

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