Perky Petit Verdot 2012

Petit Verdot is a variety of red wine grape, principally used in classic Bordeaux blends. Generally grown only intermittently throughout the Bordeaux region in France, the highest concentration being in the St. Emilion district.

Silver Medal Winner at the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition this Perky wine pairs well with spicy foods and it is a natural fit for rich meat dishes such as grilled steak, spicy pork, veal, lamb and all types of game and sausage. Naturally it is also perfect with hard and semi hard cheeses.

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In the mouth it starts as a giant of a wine yet through the mid-pallet it ends up silky smooth making it a totally enjoyable wine to sit and sip. A great wine to cellar. You should keep Perky stored well for at least three years before opening, decant it when you do and only share it with people you love.
We have Petit Verdot planted in three of our vineyards, including our Home Ranch. A difficult grape to grow, this rare variety is typically the last harvested, sometimes as much as two weeks after Cabernet Sauvignon. Characteristically Petit Verdot has high acidity and a light aromatic character. We have coaxed from this pure Petit Verdot a dark garnet color with a hint of banana brulee, violet and leather on the nose.
French Oak 100%; 35% new; 35% one-use; 30% neutral
Just 115 cases were produced of this rare and beautiful wine and when its gone . . .
Color Red
Vintage 2012
Style Red Bordeaux
Appellation Sonoma
Varietal Petit Verdot
Date Bottled 18th Aug 2014
Drinkable 2015 - 2020
Alcohol 14.50%
Bottle Size 750ml