Grapes for the Napa Cellars 2015 Petit Verdot were sourced exclusively from a small block in Coombsville, Napa Valley, where the climate is ideal for growing this variety. The vines bud early, and harvest tends to occur later in the season, fostering a long, slow ripening period that translates to excellent mouthfeel and structure in Petit Verdot from this region. The vines here produce fruit with layers of complexity, resulting in wines with earthy minerality and exceptional natural acidity.
The grapes for the 2015 Petit Verdot were handpicked and crushed immediately. Following a warm fermentation at 75°F and an 11-day maceration period, the juice was pressed off the skins and seeds. This Petit Verdot was aged entirely in French oak—33 percent of which was new—for 19 months.
Our Petit Verdot grapes were hand-picked and immediately pressed, prior to a warm fermentation at 75°F. Following an 11-day maceration period, the fermented juice was pressed off the stems and seeds. This wine was aged for 19 months in fine-grained French oak barrels, 33% of which were new.