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2013 Petit Verdot Reserve


BUY WINE - To be released November 16, 2016.  Artist Series sets will be available for holiday purchase.

Tasting Notes

This big, powerful and complex wine jumps out at you from the glass. The color is a rich dark red, with aromas of oak, chocolate, and earth. Initially, the wine shows a good amount of fruit, but quickly transitions into a unique and long finish, which showcases tannin and earthiness.

Winemaker’s Notes
Marti Andrews was the inspiration and the artist behind the bottling of this complex and unique Petite Verdot. Originally, planned as a component in one of our red blends, the intense chocolate and earth aromas motivated us to set aside a small amount to bottle especially for our artist series of wines. We hope you enjoy this profoundly robust and stunning wine.
  • Blend Composition:  98% Petit Verdot, 2% Syrah
  • Alcohol by Volume: 14.8%
  • pH: 3.75
  • TA: 4.9g/l
  • Bottling Date:  June 29, 2016

Vineyard Notes

  • Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard
  • AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
  • Winemaker: Justin Michaud
  • Grower Degree Days: 3164

2013 was a great grape growing season in WA State. The Horse Heaven Hills AVA was above its long term average for GDD by 150 units. With warm temperatures throughout the summer it seemed like an early harvest was inevitable but a cool September helped grapes develop flavors while slowing down ripening. 


Silver - 2016 Tri-Cities Wine Festival Awards