Petit Verdot & Cab Franc 2013
About This Wine
Color: dark black with touches of ruby and eggplant
On the nose: beautiful balance of cherry, cranberry filling and blackberry with touches of sage, coco powder, cigar and violet
On the palate: big round entrance evolving on structured tannins with blackberry jam, plum and cherry lingering on cassis, strarfuit and cherry chocolate
Blend: 59% Petit Verdot, 41% Cabernet Franc
" Overall 2013 was an epic Napa vintage. We had limited rain with quite a bit of heat. This forced us to be creative in protecting the fruit from sun exposure through canopy management and irrigation. The red wines in 2013 are ripe and voluptuous. Because it was a hot year in Napa Valley, we reached sugar ripeness quickly. However, we had to be patient in order for the tannins to ripen. Because we didn’t have to worry about the rain, we were able to pick at the optimum time. This gave us the ability to produce wines with concentrated aromas and tannins."
- Jean Hoefliger