Petit Verdot is a finicky little grape packed with a lot of power. It is usually the last to ripen during harvest. As a specialty wine it is developing quite a following. Petit Verdot contributes a beautiful deep color and black fruit flavor to our Lake William blend. Also, a small amount of the crop is bottled 100% varietal. This provides you a unique tasting experience of a varietal not commonly seen unblended.
Petit Verdot is a delicate fruit that requires extra care in the vineyard and its smaller sized berries impart an intense dark fruit flavor and deep color. This Petit Verdot has a rich eggplant color. Aging it for twenty-four months in new French oak contributes to its smooth and long finish. This wine has been cave aged and was released when our winemaker felt it was ready for full enjoyment. Best to consume within ten years from vintage date.