The 2010 growing season presented lower than average temperatures and good rainfall. Summer ranged from very mild to being quite cool, allowing even and steady fruit ripening. August had excellent temperatures, accelerating maturation with a brief hot spell. The mild summer resulted in a long hang-time for the fruit yielding tremendous flavor intensity and development.
This Petit Verdot is a deep, dark purple. Aromas of young blackberry and plum are laced with notes of vanillin oak, mocha, licorice and a subtle hint of dusty terroir. Flavors of blackberry and briar combine with black pepper and espresso. Additional complexity is brought on by barrel maturation. This Petit Verdot has the structure and density typical of this varietal. It is a big, bold, structured wine.