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2011 Foley Johnson Petit Verdot, Rutherford Estate

2011 Foley Johnson Petit Verdot, Rutherford Estate

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$54.00
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SKU: 009023

Aromas of raspberry, blackberry, violet and hints of dried herbs. The palate is filled with tart red fruits, smoke, pepper, dark chocolate and an herbaceous finish.

Winemaker Notes
Our 2011 Rutherford Petit Verdot is bright red in color. It has aromas of raspberry, blackberry, violet and hints of dried herbs. The palate is filled with tart red fruits, smoke, pepper, dark chocolate and an herbaceous finish. The broad tannins are very approachable and give this wine a smooth mouth-feel on the mid-palate. This wine is nicely balanced by the bright acidity, indicative of a cooler vintage.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs perfectly with a barbecued rack of lamb and garlic red mashed potatoes.
Composition
90% Petit Verdot, 10% Malbec
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Petit Verdot
Appellation
Rutherford
Acid
6.29 g/l
pH
3.8
Aging
21 months in new and used French oak barrels, 30% new
Bottling Date
July 16, 2013
Alcohol %
14.1
Production Notes
The 2011 growing season was challenging. It started and ended with cool weather. In between, the fruit set late, the yields were much lower than normal and harvest stretched well into November for much of Napa Valley. Despite these setbacks, this turned out to be a good year for Petit Verdot and other later-ripening varieties, especially where growers were diligent with their farming practices. We were able to harvest our vineyards with little to no problems. Overall the fruit is concentrated and lush, offering some amazing flavors and a unique vintage. The Foley Johnson Estate Petit Verdot is grown on .loamy soils of gravel, clay, and sand which helps provide ample drainage and lessen the vigor of foliage growth. These ideal growing conditions allow our Bordeaux varietals to reach full maturity on the vine without taking on the green leafy taste of under-ripened fruit. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation and was racked four times throughout the barreling process. After 21 months of aging in new and used French Oak barrels (30% new) the wine was bottled in July 2013.
Production
249 cases produced

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