2020 Seven Hills Winery, Petit Verdot, McClellan Estate Vineyard
Each year we bottle small amounts of traditional Bordeaux blending varietals on their own. To be selected for a single-varietal bottling, the wine must not only be excellent, but also show the typicity and character of the particular grape. Petit Verdot is known for its structure, with formidable tannins, high acidity, dark fruit, and savory undernotes. We have sourced Petit Verdot from McClellan Estate Vineyard since 2003, and have used it as a blending varietal in Pentad (our top cuvée) and other wines since 2001.
The wine is deep ruby in color, providing pronounced aromatics of black plum, marionberries and black tea leaf. The palate has a powerful structure with a velvety texture, leading into flavors of black cherries, raspberries, and roasted coffee beans. This wine could be enjoyed alone or with some grilled lamb chops with rosemary, sage and garlic or with stuffed mushrooms.