2015 Petit Verdot Rutherford Estate
Rutherford, Napa Valley
"The 2014 Rutherford Estate Petit Verdot evokes the dark fruit aromas of blueberry and black currant the varietal's naturally rich color imply. Underneath that fruit expression are delicate layers of graphite, tobacco leaf, black olive and black pepper. A 1/3 new French oak touch integrates seamlessly with Petit Verdot's complex tannins, rounding them to a long lasting finish." - Justin Carr
2014 was one of the warmest and driest vintages on record, Napa Valley certainly experienced the effects of the drought. There was no frost during bud break which contributed to a strong, early set in the vineyard. Warm days and no rain allowed us to harvest a beautiful crop early weeks of October.
Food Pairing Notes
LMR grass-fed Highland beef, braised lamb shanks, or roasted game.