The Petit Verdot was picked later in the season, at the end of October, to allow it to fully ripen and concentrate the flavor. It was fermented in open top bins with twice daily punch downs 8 days skin contact. Post-fermentation the wine was aged for 15 months in barrel. This Petit Verdot is rich and full of flavor with moderate tannins and medium acidity. Notes of plum, blackberry, eucalyptus, and cocoa are present.
Desert Wind Winery Vineyard-'06 Block, Wahluke Slope, WA
97% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested on October 28th, 2016
Open top fermentation with a punch downs twice daily; eight days of skin contact
Alcohol 13.4% | TA 0.65g / 100ml | pH 3.74