2014 Herrera Valeria, Petit Verdot

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Vintage
2014

2014 Herrera Valeria, Petit Verdot

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Vintage
2014

Varietal
Petit Verdot

Appellation
Oak Knoll

Vineyard Designation
Linda Vista

Tannin
100% New French Oak

Aging
30 months

Alcohol %
14.5

Vineyard Notes
This was the third consecutive classic vintage in the Napa Valley defined by an abundant harvest of excellent quality. A very dry and warm spring initiated bud-break earlier than normal. Rainfall in Napa Valley was half of the normal volume we usually see, and these factors lead to early veraison and the earliest harvest Napa Valley had seen in 10 years. The dry conditions coupled with stressing clay soils in our Linda Vista vineyard where our Petit Verdot is planted gave us slightly reduced yields of extra concentrated grapes of superb quality and a wine of powerful structure.
Production Notes
Rolando’s goal is to embrace the true character of this varietal and not squander its natural bold structure. We extract as much tannin as possible and age it for 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes
The first thing you notice is the impenetrably dark crimson color, cluing you in to the immense structure of the wine. The nose hints at ripe tropical fruit along with cassis, blackberry jam, and cedar. In the mouth, Valeria imposes with the powerful tannins and vibrant acidity that Petit Verdot is renowned for, and shows blackberry, dark cherry and cocoa notes. This classic Petit Verdot has all the stuffing for a long life in your cellar.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine is already a meal in a glass. Aromas of smoked brisket make us want to drive down to Texas for some BBQ, stat. Alternatively, jump on a plane to Rome for some rigatoni with spicy sausage.
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2014 Herrera Valeria, Petit Verdot Image

Vintage
2014

Varietal
Petit Verdot

Appellation
Oak Knoll

Vineyard Designation
Linda Vista

Tannin
100% New French Oak

Aging
30 months

Alcohol %
14.5

Vintage
2014

2014 Herrera Valeria, Petit Verdot

FIERCE • INQUISITIVE • DETERMINED

Vineyard Notes
This was the third consecutive classic vintage in the Napa Valley defined by an abundant harvest of excellent quality. A very dry and warm spring initiated bud-break earlier than normal. Rainfall in Napa Valley was half of the normal volume we usually see, and these factors lead to early veraison and the earliest harvest Napa Valley had seen in 10 years. The dry conditions coupled with stressing clay soils in our Linda Vista vineyard where our Petit Verdot is planted gave us slightly reduced yields of extra concentrated grapes of superb quality and a wine of powerful structure.
Production Notes
Rolando’s goal is to embrace the true character of this varietal and not squander its natural bold structure. We extract as much tannin as possible and age it for 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes
The first thing you notice is the impenetrably dark crimson color, cluing you in to the immense structure of the wine. The nose hints at ripe tropical fruit along with cassis, blackberry jam, and cedar. In the mouth, Valeria imposes with the powerful tannins and vibrant acidity that Petit Verdot is renowned for, and shows blackberry, dark cherry and cocoa notes. This classic Petit Verdot has all the stuffing for a long life in your cellar.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine is already a meal in a glass. Aromas of smoked brisket make us want to drive down to Texas for some BBQ, stat. Alternatively, jump on a plane to Rome for some rigatoni with spicy sausage.
Bring it Home
Add To Cart
$95.00
/ Bottle
Allocated to Herrera Members Only