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2012 Petit Verdot, Yakima Valley

After harvest, the grapes were destemmed and cold soaked for two days to capture intense color. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks for up to 11 days at a maximum temperature of 90°F. Throughout fermentation, we performed several rack and returns for optimal extraction of color and flavor. This wine saw both French and American oak for 18 months to create well-integrated flavors and a rich mouthfeel.

Tasting Notes

Rich and full-bodied, our Petit Verdot begins with intense aromas of anise, fennel and black currant. On the palate, this wine has a huge structure with firm tannins and ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry that are well-complemented by notes of humidor and cocoa. This wine is a vigorous option by itself and can also stand up to hearty stews, roasts or wild game meats.

Varietal Content:  85.7% Petit Verdot, 14.3% Merlot

Appellation:  Yakima Valley

Alcohol Content:  14.3%

This wine will be released to the Columbia Winery Wine Club - All Red Tier and Winemakers' Tier in early June 2015.