2016 Cloud's Nest Vineyard, Petit Verdot
October 24, 2016
22 months in French oak (55% new)
The 2016 Cloud’s Nest Petit Verdot is a powerful wine, packed with complex aromas of warm plum, spring flowers and mint, and flavors of blackberry, plum and black pepper. Its dense, firm structure leads into a pleasingly lengthy finish.
High above the Napa Valley floor in the Mayacamas Mountains, our Cloud’s Nest Vineyard embodies the greatness of the Mt. Veeder appellation. This high altitude vineyard is incredibly steep with gravelly soil, and like all our vineyards, must be patiently farmed by hand. Its cool, eastern exposure allows for extended hang time, which imbues the grapes with greater complexity and character.