Heritage Oak 2010 Petit Verdot
Dusty oak and some faint floral tones claim the nose. It smells regal. I do love Petit Verdot, especially when featured on its own stage.
A tart start but not until mid-palate. The dusty tannins arrive immediately but in a supporting role. The finish starts early, if that makes sense. Its delicate . Laced with the slightest tinge of acidity which just hangs around like a sheer curtain over a large bay window. Definitely a “baby bear” kind of experience. Not too big, not too small. Just right.
(K&S Rating: 4 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: Petit Verdot is a variety that is frequently neglected by wine makers, and we can not see why. True, it ripens very late in the season, but with Lodi’s hot days and cool nights, it frequently reaches maturity much earlier than in cooler regions. This wine is a blend of 75% Petit Verdot, 20% Petite Sirah and 5% Grenache. You will find it to have an appealing fragrance, good fruit expression, with subtle tannins and a very pleasing softness in the mouth. • 110 cases