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2018 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

The 2018 Growing Season was truly an exceptional year for ripening grapes. Winter started with very little rainfall, which made growers worry that it may be another year of drought. When March arrived, however, it brought along the much-needed rainfall that helped fill the root zone, water table, and some reservoirs. The vines came out of winter dormancy and began the season with ample water and abundant sunshine.

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.