2016 Petit Verdot
North Coast

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Bold palate with flavors of espresso, blackberry cobbler and caraway spice.

2016 Girard Petit Verdot, North Coast, 750ml
$35.00
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Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2016
Appellation
North Coast
Varietal
Petit Verdot
Alcohol content
14.7%
Oak
100% French oak, 40% new
Time in Oak
20 months
Winemaker Name
Glenn Hugo

Vintage Notes
The 2016 vintage remained on track with previous years in terms of smaller yields of slightly smaller clusters. The quality of the lower yields remained high, in spite of early concerns about the few heat spikes during early summer months. Fortunately, cooler August temperatures slowed ripening to a luxurious pace which allowed us to harvest each parcel at optimal ripeness.

Vineyard Notes
This wine is a blend from two distinctive vineyards; Juliana Vineyard in the northeast region of the Napa Valley, and King Vineyard located in the adjacent Suisun Valley.

Tasting Notes
On the nose this wine reveals hallmark characteristics of Petit Verdot: jasmine, white blossoms and blue fruit. The palate is bold with flavors of espresso, blackberry cobbler, and hints of caraway spice. The tannin structure of Petit Verdot lends it as a powerful blending component in many Bordeaux style wines. Bottled on its own, Petit Verdot showcases those flashy blueberry, blackberry and baking spice characteristics across an expansive palate, with an everlasting finish.

Composition
100% Petit Verdot.