Petit Verdot is one of the classic five red varieties of the Bordeaux region in France. While primarily used in Bordeaux and here at J. Lohr as a blending grape to add color, aroma, and structure to Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines, Petit Verdot is also capable of making its own statement as it does in this standalone Petit Verdot release. We have 92 acres of Petit Verdot planted throughout our vineyards in Paso Robles, including at our Home Ranch that surrounds the Wine Center. This first J. Lohr Home Ranch Petit Verdot spotlights the variety’s typical dark color, heady aromas of blackberry and plum, and deep core of black fruit and spice with a dollop of warm vanillin-oak from the cooperage. The tannins are sturdy but in check, suggesting the wine will continue to evolve with proper cellaring for four to six years.