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2016 Argyle Petit Verdot

2016 Argyle Petit Verdot

Aromas of violets, leather, baking spices -- really lovely stuff. It isn’t common to see it as a 100% varietal, but we enjoy this particular wine enough that we bottled it on its own so you can experience what Petit Verdot is solo & unaccompanied.

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SKU: 16ArgylePetitVerdot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Petit Verdot
Appellation
Monterey County
Harvest Date
October 1, 2016
Aging
16 months
Fermentation
French oak barrels, 25% new
Bottling Date
May 30, 2018
Alcohol %
13.0
Winemaker Notes
The grapes for this wine were harvested by hand at night. We received 1.02 tons. Petit Verdot is usually a blender in Bordeaux wines as it brings color & tannin to the mix.
Vineyard Notes
Planted on a southwest facing site on sandy loam soil in Southern Monterey County near San Antonio Lake, this vineyard grows Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot but also to Syrah and Petite Sirah. It is owned by one of our very own wine club members Joe Greene. Also known as the “San Antonio Valley” (although this vineyard is not included in that AVA) the area experiences heat during the growing season – similar to the northern San Luis Obispo County area – but nighttime temperatures at this particular site can also drop well into the 40’s. This temperature difference encourages flavor development over sugar accumulation, which in the bottle means concentration without the alcohol.
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