58% Petit Verdot, 38% Zinfandel, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon;
Aging & Oak:
18 months in oak
95% French Oak, 5% American Oak
60% New Oak, 40% Second Vintage
The prized Petit Verdot from Block 4 has yielded a big robust wine, with bold tannins and dark, concentrated fruit. The nose offers enticing aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant, with just a hint of leather and herbes de Provence. On the palate, firm tannins and toasty oak frame luxurious blackberry jam and blueberry flavors that glide to a long, intense finish.
The 2014 growing season was our third exceptional vintage in a row, and one of our earliest harvests on record, with our final grapes arriving at the winery on October 14 - almost two weeks earlier than normal. Though the vintage presented drought conditions, perfectly timed spring rains were just what the vines needed to set an excellent crop. After an early budbreak, ideal summer weather allowed us to harvest all of our varieties at optimum ripeness, resulting in wines with alluring aromatics and beautiful fruit complexity.