2017 - Mt. George Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot


The volcanic shale and tufa produce Petit Verdot with aromas of purple fruit and flowers, firm acidity and a slight, chewy tannin.

Pair the Petit Verdot with this Penne All'Amatriciana recipe

Mt. George Petit Verdot
Vintage Notes From abundant winter rains to cool spring weather, warm summer temperatures and October’s wildfires, 2017 is a memorable vintage. Plentiful winter rains helped refresh our vines and led to a cool, mild spring. Due in part to these warmer temperatures, 90% of Napa Valley’s grape tonnage was harvested before the wine country wildfires began. Based on Silverado’s house wine style, we typically pick early and were fortunate to have 100% of our fruit harvested with no smoke impact. Tasting Notes Robust aromas and flavors of boysenberry, huckleberry, blackberry and pecan pie. Accents of violets, roses and sweet baking spices. Tannins are well integrated, resulting in a well-balanced wine.
  • Varietal 96% Petit Verdot
    4 % Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt. George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info October 4, 2017
    27.4º Brix
  • Skin Contact Average 10 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 15 months barrel age in 500L oak barrels
    18% new Hungarian oak
    Overall oak profile: 82% French, 18% Hungarian
  • Analysis 14.8% Alcohol
    5.50 g/L TA
    3.60 pH
    Bottled July 2019
    659 cases
  • Aging Suggestions 3-5 years peak; drink by 7-10 years