Estrella District, Paso Robles, CA
The 2018 Home Ranch Petit Verdot will be available soon!
Petit Verdot is one of the five classic Bordeaux varieties. It was grown on the J. Lohr Home Ranch in the warmer Region III Estrella District of Paso Robles. The block was planted in 2008 to an east-west row orientation with clone 400 on low-vigor 420A rootstock. A highly fruitful variety, Petit Verdot requires extensive shoot and fruit thinning; this protocol favors good canopy development and allows sunlight to envelop every berry on every cluster. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels from cooper François Frères. Winemaker Brenden Wood’s notes: “Ripe plum and lilac aromas are joined by subtle cedar and anise notes from the barrel aging. The flavors are brambly and bright on entry, with pomegranate and tart cherry on the finish. Pair with mushroom risotto as a main course or end the meal with this finely-textured red alongside aged hard cheeses, almonds, and dried fruit.”