The Crossing
The Crossing

{2014 The Crossing}

Petit Verdot x Malbec Field Blend



The Crossing is a serendipitous intersection of Petit Verdot and Malbec that embodies our pioneering quest for discovery, even in our own back yard.

Blend 50% Petit Verdot, 45% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Designation Arrowhead Vineyard, Sonoma Valley
Soil Profile Rhyolitic ash
Wine Notes Serendipitous intersection of Petit Verdot and Malbec, honoring its dual lineage – grounded in earthiness and a quiet staying power yet accented with a spicy richness and lifted exuberance. Aromas of mountain sage, graphite and violets. Spiced plum compote flavors with a creamy cacao finish.
Specs pH 3.81 ǀ Acid .51 g/100mL ǀ Alcohol 14.9%
Production 89 cases produced

Sourced from the volcanic soils at the base of Arrowhead Mountain, this unique juxtaposition of Petit Verdot and Malbec harmoniously honors its dual lineage. Grounded in earthiness, minerality and a dark, quiet staying power born from the Petit Verdot, this wine is also accented with a spicy richness and lifted exuberance from the Malbec. Blue-black in color, this unique blend opens coyly with aromas of dusty mountain sage, graphite and a hint of fresh violets. Medium-bodied with lively acidity, this wine expresses front-end structure and flavors of spiced plum compote, followed by a creamy and lingering finish of dark cacao and cola. This wine drinks beautifully now, but can age gracefully for 15 years.

Harvested concurrently, the selected four blocks were hand-sorted to a single tank and co-fermented on skins for three weeks. The wine then aged 16 months in thin-stave, French oak barrels (40% new, 60% used) from Baron, Quintessence and Saury cooperages, prior to aging one year in bottle.

A unique wine, The Crossing is a Petit Verdot and Malbec field blend.