2016 Petit Verdot "Levi Philander Davis Vineyard"
We cultivate fewer than 500 Petit Verdot vines in our one acre "Levi Philander Davis" vineyard block, named after the man who homesteaded the ranch and planted the first grapevines here in 1878. In 2016 we harvested 3,600 pounds of fruit and, after blending most of the resulting wine into our Ranch Cabernet, were able to hold out enough for 526 bottles of 100% Petit Verdot. This is a family wine which we love for its flamboyance, its fascinating aromas, its pepper and spice, and its deep color. An education in the glass, this wine shows off the least discussed but most powerfully influential of the Bordeaux cultivars.