Curtis Vineyard 2010 Petit Verdot
Though its origins are not clear, most sources agree that the varietal predates Cabernet Sauvignon, making it a staple in most Bordeaux Blends.
The varietal has been used much less in France over the last few decades as it ripens slowly and cannot always fully mature in Bordeaux’s cool fall season.
Petit Verdot has become quite attractive to New World growers that can allow for longer hang time.
Winemaker’s comment: Curtis Vineyard is in the north central Santa Ynez Valley where warm temperatures permit these grapes to mature to their full potential. The grapes are deeply pigmented producing an unusually dark wine.
While excellent now this vintage will only improve over the years.
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