2011 Petit Verdot, Solana Vinyard

2011 Turiya Petit Verdot
2011 Turiya Petit Verdot

2011 Petit Verdot, Solana Vinyard

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88 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

Ah Petit, my darling.  Do you know her?  Perhaps you’ve seen her around?  Probably not.  Gals like this are hard to find.  By the time you take her home to meet the parents doubt settles in - suddenly you aren’t sure if you should show her off or keep her as your little secret love.  She doesn’t like to be in the limelight and she doesn’t want to be shared.  She wants you all for herself.  What will you do?

Blend: 100% Petit Verdot, Solana Vineyard ~ Paso Rolbes AVA


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Turiya Wines 2011 Vintage Harvest Date: November 5th, 2011
100% Solana Vineyard, Paso Robles AVA
Brix 25.2
14.3% Alc. PH 3.66
4 day cold soak
8 day low temperature fermentation
Soft press, separating free run from pressed juice.
44 month barrel aging, 25% New French Oak barrels.
Unfined, unfiltered.
12 months bottle aging before release.
Hand bottled, hand waxed.
24k gold screen-printed bottles. Signed by the Winemaker.

When you think of Bordeaux most think of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.  Petit Verdot seemingly lost it’s chance at popularity; rarely taking credit as a heady driving force behind some of the greatest wines in the world. Until now.
Here in California winemakers have the freedom to make what we like on an individual basis. I believe each and every grape can stand alone, showing it’s individuality. I also believe each one can lean on one another just as humans do, and there is no reason to restrict this. Often the minor players are forgotten beauties, in which case I feel obligated to create my very own.  Enjoy.