Aromas of tanned leather, cedar and all spice.
Big structure with concentrated fruit flavors of dried fig, black plum and Bing cherry.
Grape source: Canyon Vineyard Ranch, Summit View
The fruit for Browne Family was harvested at the peak of Phenolic ripeness and tested on the vine for flavor and structure.
Bottled; Aug. 2, 2017
Once harvested, all grapes were handpicked into small ½ ton bins and immediately de-stemmed. The winery “crusher,” used to de stem fruit was removed to maintain 70% whole berries during fermentation. This allowed for great extraction of color and increased the maturity of tannins making the wine more approachable. After pressing occurred, primary fermentation was completed in stainless steel.
The new wine was then transferred to 59- gallon French Oak casks; selected for their intense Petit Verdot varietal characteristics and to balance the fruit tannins. The Browne Family 2011 Petit Verdot was barrel aged for 23 months.
Beautiful dark purple almost black color.