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2013 Petit Verdot Calistoga
2013 Petit Verdot Calistoga 2013 Petit Verdot Calistoga Table

2013 Petit Verdot Calistoga

Larkmead Vineyard

Inky core to a magenta rim. Eucalyptus on the nose, juniper berry, cassis, peppermint, alcohol. White pepper, purple flowers, foraged herbs like bay leaf and sage, black plum, fennel bulb, black cherry, heat Full-bodied, high alcohol, high tannin, young, tastes a bit closed right now. Would like to see everything integrate a bit more. Pair with sharp cheeses like Gouda and Cheddar. Great for a BBQ with Lamb, Pork, Beef.

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Wine Specifications

Vintage 2013
Varietal Petit Verdot
Appellation Calistoga
Harvest Date October 2013
Acid 6.15 gm / L
pH 3.85
Bottling Date April 23rd, 2018
Alcohol % 14.8

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes The intense "can't see bottom" inky purple color foreshadows the concentrated, full bodied aromas of ripe blackberry, incense cedar and baking spices. The palate exudes complex, integrated and powerful flavors of black plum, dark chocolate, vanilla underscored with strong, but balanced acidity and firm silky tannins, all lingering beautifully on the finish. JGB
Vineyard Notes Final analysis: pH - 3.85, TA 6.15 g/L, alcohol - 14.8%, Harvest pH 3.90? Bottling Date April 24, 2018? JGB
Winemaker Notes Hand harvested, then both cluster and berry sorted to eliminate any berry that was not optimal. The berries were then cold soaked in small bins and gently punched down multiple times per day to extract flavor from the berry flesh and skins. Once we allowed the temperature to rise, fermentaion commenced and the wine was permitted to reach temperatures at or near 90 degrees Fahrenheit in order to complete fermentation and ensure maximum extraction. The wine was then racked into 100% French oak barrels (about 30% new oak), then stirred biweekly for a couple months to soften tannins and add complexity and elegance before settling down to age. JGB
Production 43.75 cases bottled (561) & 6 3 L's
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