2013 Bell Petit Verdot, Napa Valley
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Our Petit verdot is grown on the Gobbler Grove vineyard owned by Mike & Kelly Nichelini. Petit verdot, one of the traditional Bordeaux varietals, is characterized as having deep color and firm tannins, two attributes used in Cabernet blends.

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2013 Bell Petit Verdot, Napa Valley

Vintage Notes
Our 2013 promises to be a glorious vintage for Napa. With a warm, dry spring, bud break occurred early, a couple weeks ahead of the norm. Spring was frost-free through flowering and the crop set with ideal conditions. Throughout the entire growing season, the valley saw moderate to warm temperatures with only one minor heat spike the end of June and beginning of July. An early harvest started in late July and accelerated in August. September saw the arrival of two light, mid-month rains, but the following breezy, sunny weather quickly dried fruit allowing the late ripening Cabernet to hang without damage. Crop size was above-average. The dry spring delivered small berries, which combined with the long, even summer temperatures has produced wines of exceptionally deep color, intense flavor and energetic acidity and freshness.

Tasting Notes
Dark fruit aromas burst to the surface of the glass immediately upon opening. Blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, forest, violet, molasses are all vying for attention in the bouquet. The palate is not for the faint of heart - it’s loaded with explosive tannins, deep and full-bodied, a powerhouse of a red wine. Enjoy with a dish that can complement the wine’s intensity, such as a rare ribeye steak or blue cheese topped New York strip.

Technical Analysis
Varietal                     Petit Verdot (90%) Cabernet sauvignon (9%) Merlot (1%)
Appellation              Napa Valley
Harvest Date           October 8,2013
Harvest Sugar         25.5 Brix
Harvest Acid            0.53 gm/100ml
Total Acid                 0.62 gm/100ml
pH                             3.82
Alcohol                    14.5%
Aging                       20 months in 87% French Oak, 13% American Oak, 19% new barrels
Bottle Date              July 2015
Production              100 six-bottle cases

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