KAMIAK VINEYARD – Columbia Valley
• COMPOSITION: 100% Petit Verdot
• BARREL PROGRAM: 18 months in 35% new French barriques.
• BOTTLED: August 2015
• pH: 3.69
• TA: 6.1g / 100mL
• ALCOHOL: 13.3%
• PRODUCTION: 80 Cases
The 2013 growing season was one of the hottest on records, right in stride with 1998 and 2003. Hot, 90 degree temperatures came on in early spring, prompting an earlier than average bud break. This hot spell was followed up by welcome spring rains that helped establish healthy canopies early in the season with bloom occurring early in June. In-tense heat hung around from late June into mid September when a dramatic shift in weather brought us a nice cool, but dry fall allowing for good hang time.
This Petit Verdot is deep garnet in color. The aroma opens with pipe tobacco, fig, black fruits and eucalyptus. The palate is round with ample tannins, concentrated black fruits, a wonderful savory streak and an acidic backbone.