2013 Clos du Bois Sonoma Reserve Petit Verdot Alexander Valley
Dark purple color with aromas of blackberry and plum, with light spicy oak and pencil shavings. Well-structured in the mouth with flavors of lush juicy black cherry and mocha. A well balanced wine that finishes with round silky tannins.
99% Petite Verdot, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 was a superb growing season yielding high quality across both white and red grape varietals. It began with a mild winter and spring, with very little rainfall. This yielded balanced vineyard canopies and average crop size, with excellent concentration of flavors. Early bud break due to mild spring temperatures led to a harvest that started several weeks earlier than for the previous few vintages. The grapes matured slowly but steadily, achieving full flavor development and tannin maturity, two things we winemakers look for in determining the optimal pick date for our grapes.