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.