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2015 Argyle Petit Verdot

2015 Argyle Petit Verdot

SUMMER NEW RELEASE
112 cases produced

It isn’t common to see it as 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. One of the most aromatic Petit Verdots I think I’ve ever smelled: violets, leather, baking spices -- really lovely stuff.  


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SKU: 1082
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Petit Verdot
Appellation
Monterey County
Harvest Date
September 11, 2015
Fermentation
Neutral French Oak Barrels
Bottling Date
January 31, 2017
Alcohol %
14.2
Winemaker Notes
The grapes for this wine were harvested by hand at night. We received 1.877 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 and 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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