Petit Verdot 2013, Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard
While always an important part of some of our great Cabernet Sauvignon and Agraria blends, we never thought it would stand alone as a varietal bottling until the 2010 vintage, when Jamie put together a blend that showcases the sauvage qualities of Petit Verdot, as well as the Bradford Mountain terroir.
The 2013 vintage was once again a perfect growing season to fully ripen Petit Verdot, providing all the classic characteristics of this grape. It deserves to be appreciated as a single varietal.
Deep aromatics of wild-grown ripe blackberry are fused with an inviting mineral essence and traces of forest floor. Buoyant acidity delivers robust flavors of brambly berry, spicy cedar and minerality. Rich mocha and oak notes appear mid-palate, integrating as the wine expands across the lengthy finish. Delicious now, this wine will develop further elegance and grace with additional bottle aging.