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||51.3% Petit Verdot, 48.7% Malbec|
|Vineyard Designation||Arrowhead Vineyard, Sonoma Valley|
|Soil Profile||Rhyolitic ash, alluvial wash and clay loam|
|Wine Notes||Unique juxtaposition of Petit Verdot and Malbec harmoniously honoring its dual lineage – grounded in a cool, quiet, earthiness yet balanced by a fresh exuberance. Aromas of fresh violets, red plum and sarsaparilla. Medium to full-bodied, with flavors of perfectly ripe black fruits balanced by hints of oolong tea and graphite.|
|Specs||pH 3.71 ǀ Acid .57 g/100mL ǀ Alcohol 14.8%|
|Production||250 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 a cool, quiet, earthiness born from the Petit Verdot, this wine is also balanced by a fresh exuberance from the Malbec. Deep red in color, this unique blend shyly reveals aromas of fresh violets, red plum and sarsaparilla root. Medium to full-bodied with balanced acidity and fine-but-plentiful tannins, this wine exudes flavors of perfectly ripe black fruits balanced by hints of oolong tea and graphite. This wine drinks beautifully now, but can age gracefully for 15 years.
This field blend is sourced from two contiguous yet wholly-distinctive vineyard blocks among the foothills of Arrowhead Mountain, both boasting rhyolitic ash. Harvested concurrently on October 12, 2016, 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.