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Cinnabar Winery

2016 Petit Verdot, San Miguel District, Paso Robles

2016 Petit Verdot, San Miguel District, Paso Robles

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$64.00
 
SKU: 6737

The Taste

 

Black Cherry, Dark Chocolate, Chalk, Oak

The Science

Alcohol
14.3%

pH
3.7

Acidity
0.62g/100ml

Varietal Content
100% Petit Verdot

Vineyards
Villa San Juliette Vineyard

Stats
46 cases produced
Harvested Sept. 27 2016
Released Nov. 1, 2018
Age 5-7 years

The Magic

  • 3 days cold soak;
  • Fermented 15 days in plastic open-top bins
  • 100% destemmed whole berry fermentation
  • Punched down 2-3 times per day to ensure complete fermentation
  • Fermented warm to 85°
  • Aged for 20 months in French oak (100% new)

The Alchemists

 

George Troquato, Winemaker &
Alejandro Aldama, Cellar Master

The Grape

Petit Verdot is one of the six grape varieties used in red Bordeaux wines. As part of a blend, Petit Verdot adds a spicy character to the wine. As a standalone varietal, the grape produces wine that is dark in color, and rich in red and black fruit aromas with firm tannins. 

The Land

Villa San Juliette Vineyard contains a gravelly mix of shale and calcareous soils rich in lime and chalk, with rocky formations along its rolling hills. This combined with huge diurnal temperature variation¾from hot days to cool nights¾allows fruit to ripen to its fullest potential.

The Season

 

2016 saw more rainfall than in the previous five years, bringing some relief to an ongoing drought. Temperatures on average were warm, producing grapes that were fully ripe with above-average crop size.

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