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Veritas Vineyard and Winery

Petit Verdot 2016

Petit Verdot 2016

Our Flagship Red Wine

Petit Verdot Paul Shaffer Edition is named after our ever-vigilant and trusty Cellar Master. But Paul’s favorite tipple is anything but petite.

Deep purple in color, Petit Verdot is an aromatically generous wine with notes of violets and dark fruit, transitioning into cigar box and pencil shavings with age. Flavors of blackberry, plum, mulberry and molasses complement a mouthfeel that is unashamedly luxurious in tannic structure.

PAIRINGS: Ribeye Steak, Venison and Juniper Berries

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SKU: PV00129
Wine Specs
Monticello AVA
16 Months 100% French Oak (15% New Oak, 40% One year and 45% Neutral)
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Vintage of Petit Verdot presents with complex yet subtle bouquet of flowers and sage that encompass a core of dark blackberry, blackcurrant and plum that finishes with sweet tobacco. The wine is perfectly balanced with intense and concentrated fruit flavors
Production Notes
90% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc Extended four week maceration on the skins before being gently pressed off in November of 2016 as it aged for 16 months in 15% new French oak and 40% One year French Oak barrels undergoing only three rackings in that time (one rack after ML, one for blending and one into tank to bottle).
Winemaker Notes
Intense aromas of dark berries and violets followed by blackberries, currants, black pepper and toasted vanilla bean On the pallet, ripe blackberry, plum, vanilla, caramel, and tobacco