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Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot Wine Details

Description: Petit Verdot tends to be the latest ripening of the Bordeaux varietals, even later than Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot produces a rich, spicy wine that can make a valuable contribution to both the complexity and the color of Cabernet Sauvignon blends. Dimitri Tchelistcheff, our winemaker, blended a small amount of it into the 2001 Lake William and the rest was bottled in 375ml bottles ideal for your tasting experience of this interesting varietal. Deep violet in color, this charming varietal wine shows aromas and flavors of blackberries, black Cherries, vanilla and toasty oak.

Varietal Definition
Petit Verdot:
Petite Verdot is one of the five noble Bordeaux varietals, essentially acting as the nuts and bolts in most Bordeaux blends. With intense color and racy flavors, this wine possesses elements of pencil shavings, dark fruit presentation and a subtle complexity, which can be appreciated by even the most discerning palate.
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


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