2013 Petit Verdot La Pradera
2013 LA PRADERA PETIT VERDOT
TEXAS HIGH PLAINS
100% Petit Verdot | La Pradera Vineyard | Brownfield, TX
Alcohol 14% | pH: 3.93
TA: 6.6 | RS: 0
Malic Acid: 0.29
Aging: 18 months 50% new French oak and 50% neutral oak
122 cases produced
This vineyard represents what High Plains growing is all about. The Paddock and Timmons families have partnered up to develop one of the state’s premier vineyards. Andy Timmons has developed this small acreage to be close to town, taking advantage of some of the city’s warmth during spring frosts. He has also planted some of the state’s best Rhone and Bordeaux varietals. Look for this vineyard to be a major source for our wines in the future. We worked very hard to bring out the soul of this wine.
Deeply opaque with concentrated plum, blackberry, and leather notes with a hint of fresh herbs. The palate confirms the nose with macerated rich, dark berries, graphite, and cola. Ripe fruit and leathery textures coat the palate finishing with a bright rosewater note that rounds out the firm tannins giving way to a long but smooth finish. This young wine should evolve brilliantly over the next 12-18 years.