2014 Petite Verdot
Harvested from the Ghielmetti Vineyards in the North East hills of Livermore Valley . The vineyard is situated on a sloped, alluvial bench with well-draining, “outwash” shaly loam soils.
The vineyard was laid out specifically to take advantage of the changes in elevation and the six different soil types comprising the site, with varieties and rootstocks carefully selected to match the micro terroir specifically for Bordeaux varietals.
A clear winner, this elusive varietal has given us a translucent purple wine with dark red fruit aromatics. Intense pomegranate and sweet black cherry aromas are spiced-up by black pepper and deepened by earthy molasses. The palate is primarily plum and cherry flavors with perky acidity and fine, elegant tannins. The finish is smoky and lingers.