2018 Herrera Valeria Petit Verdot

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Vintage
2018

2018 Herrera Valeria Petit Verdot

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2018 Herrera Valeria Petit Verdot

Vintage
2018

Varietal
Petit Verdot

Appellation
Oak Knoll

Aging
100% new French Oak. Aged 24 months

Alcohol %
14.5

Vineyard Notes
2018 was a near picture-perfect growing season and began in late February. Spring was mild, with extended flowering yielding uniform grape clusters. Temperatures remained steady and warm throughout the growing season, without any significant heat spikes, making for a cool, unhurried harvest.
Production Notes
Petit Verdot needs a little more shade and hang-time to fully develop. It buds early and harvest tends to be later in the season. This slow ripening period allows the grapes to flourish and translates to excellent mouthfeel and structure. This small block produces some of the best Petit Verdot in Napa Valley. The grapes are hand sorted, selected, and only the best barrels, which are air-dried an extra year, are chosen.
Tasting Notes
What dominates first is the color...dark, inky, and intense. As you begin to smell, it starts off fairly shy, but given just a little time, you’re bombarded by graphite, plum, boysenberry, blackberries, kisses of leather, coffee and vanilla. At first taste there are dark rich cherries, plums, dried figs, ripe raspberries, and espresso bean. This gentle monster has big ripe, and mature tannins and has great density and a silky, voluptuous finish.
Food Pairing Notes
While this wine could be paired with decadent foods that can hold their own next to this intense wine the perfect and decadent combination would be dark chocolate with a dash of chili molcajete.


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2018 Herrera Valeria Petit Verdot

Vintage
2018

Varietal
Petit Verdot

Appellation
Oak Knoll

Aging
100% new French Oak. Aged 24 months

Alcohol %
14.5

Vintage
2018

2018 Herrera Valeria Petit Verdot

FIERCE  INQUISITIVE  DETERMINED

Vineyard Notes
2018 was a near picture-perfect growing season and began in late February. Spring was mild, with extended flowering yielding uniform grape clusters. Temperatures remained steady and warm throughout the growing season, without any significant heat spikes, making for a cool, unhurried harvest.
Production Notes
Petit Verdot needs a little more shade and hang-time to fully develop. It buds early and harvest tends to be later in the season. This slow ripening period allows the grapes to flourish and translates to excellent mouthfeel and structure. This small block produces some of the best Petit Verdot in Napa Valley. The grapes are hand sorted, selected, and only the best barrels, which are air-dried an extra year, are chosen.
Tasting Notes
What dominates first is the color...dark, inky, and intense. As you begin to smell, it starts off fairly shy, but given just a little time, you’re bombarded by graphite, plum, boysenberry, blackberries, kisses of leather, coffee and vanilla. At first taste there are dark rich cherries, plums, dried figs, ripe raspberries, and espresso bean. This gentle monster has big ripe, and mature tannins and has great density and a silky, voluptuous finish.
Food Pairing Notes
While this wine could be paired with decadent foods that can hold their own next to this intense wine the perfect and decadent combination would be dark chocolate with a dash of chili molcajete.


Bring it Home
Add To Cart
$105.00
/ bottle
Allocated to Herrera Members Only