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2016 Reserve Petit Verdot - Rutherford bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch

Petit Verdot



  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Aging: 16 months in French and American oak
  • Alcohol: 14.0
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Initial notes of dark plum and cherry, opening up to cinnamon, roasted coffee and spice.Ripe blackberry fruit with a hint of sage and rosemary. Elegantly structured with rich yet soft tannins finishing with warm oak notes.

Vineyard Notes

Winemakers across Napa Valley reported another stellar harvest for 2016. Bud break began early due to a warm spring, and the summer then brought moderate daytime temperatures with cool evenings. Harvest started early, in mid-August, and progressed at a steady pace. October ushered in a few rain showers that put a swift end to a successful harvest.

Food Pairing Notes

We recommend enjoying this Petit Verdot with rich foods, such as beef stew or wild game. This robust wine also pairs well with roasted rack of lamb and well-aged cheeses.

Production Notes

Petit Verdot is prized for its rich color and highly structured tannins, making it simultaneously elegant and bold. The source for this Petit Verdot is our Abela vineyard, which is adjacent to the winery. Our winemaking team also included a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon to help polish the mid-palate of this wine.