2018 - Mt. George Petit Verdot

The volcanic shale and tufa produce Petit Verdot with aromas of purple fruit and flowers, firm acidity and a slight, chewy tannin.

Pair the Petit Verdot with this Penne All'Amatriciana recipe

Cheese pairing suggestion: Asiago or Tomme

Winery exclusive.

Mt. George Petit Verdot
Vintage Notes February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer was followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat, which created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels. Tasting Notes Aromas and flavors of candied cherry, ripe raspberry and strawberry with an herbaceous twist. Accents of crushed violets, slate, cocoa and anise. Tannins are well integrated, resulting in a well-balanced wine.
  • Varietal 100% Petit Verdot
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt. George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info October 23 & 26, 2018
    23.2ยบ Brix
  • Skin Contact Average 11 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 13 months barrel age in 36% new French oak
    Oak format: 75% 59-gallon, 25% 500L oak puncheons
    Overall oak profile: 95% French, 5% Hungarian
  • Analysis 14.1% Alcohol
    5.65 g/L TA
    3.54 pH
  • Limited Production 682 cases
    Bottled June 2020
  • Aging Suggestions 3-5 years peak; drink by 7-10 years