Petit Verdot does indeed have Petit, small, berries. The 2017 vintage had particularly small berries and intense flavor from the slow, steady ripening over the cool vintage. Smaller berries result in a higher skin to juice ratio; since skins are where the color, tannins, and dark fruit, spice and earth flavors in red wine come from, this wine was destined from the vineyard for intense flavors. Petit Verdot as a varietal is famous for displaying dark fruit in its simplest form, but is accompanied by an intense spice and earth component in the best vintages. After a late-season October harvest, we fermented this wine on the skins in 1 ton picking bins for 4 weeks, including a cold soak and extended maceration, and the resulting wine is dark in color and flavor, with bold fine-grained tannins and acidity to match. We aged this wine on 40% new French and American oak and hickory and maple wood. This wine is intensely complex and earthy with a long lingering finish.