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Yorkville Cellars Petit Verdot Rennie Vineyard 2003

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Full bodied and aromatic. Nose of boysenberry and tofee, with lush berry fruit throughout. Mouth-filling with plenty of tannins in the finish. Serve with BBQ ribs or sausages. Grapes were gently crushed, and put in open top fermenters, where they received a minimum three days of cold soak before inoculation with selected yeast strains. Fermentation was held at 80 degrees, about 12-15 days. The tanks were drained and pomace transfered by hand to the press where it received a gentle pressing of a maximum of two bars atmospheric pressure. All wine was settled in a tank for 24 hours, then racked into oak cooperage for ageing. We used 100% French oak for this wine. After 21 months in oak, the wine was racked into a tank, fined with organic eggwhites, and loosely filtered before bottling. Top Awards: Gold & Best of Class Pacific Rim Chairman's Award Riverside Int'l

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Color: Red
Varietal: Petit Verdot
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Yorkville Cellars:
We are located in Mendocino County, 100 miles north of San Francisco. Our tasting room is on Highway 128, a picturesque road that winds past vineyards, sheep ranches and apple orchards before plunging through the redwood forest to emerge at the Mendocino coastline. Our organic vineyards have been certified since 1986, so pesticides or chemicals are not used. Every day is Earth Day here and you ... Read more
We are located in Mendocino County, 100 miles north of San Francisco. Our tasting room is on Highway 128, a picturesque road that winds past vineyards, sheep ranches and apple orchards before plunging through the redwood forest to emerge at the Mendocino coastline. Our organic vineyards have been certified since 1986, so pesticides or chemicals are not used. Every day is Earth Day here and you will find the only winery to grow and produce all eight of the main Bordeaux grapes each as a varietal wine: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. It would be a privilege if you would come visit us for a tour of our organic vineyards and a free tasting when you have the opportunity Read less

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Snooth User: Pascal78
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4.00 5
06/11/2007

Four glasses



Full bodied and aromatic. Nose of boysenberry and tofee, with lush berry fruit throughout. Mouth-filling with plenty of tannins in the finish. Serve with BBQ ribs or sausages. Grapes were gently crushed, and put in open top fermenters, where they received a minimum three days of cold soak before inoculation with selected yeast strains. Fermentation was held at 80 degrees, about 12-15 days. The tanks were drained and pomace transfered by hand to the press where it received a gentle pressing of a maximum of two bars atmospheric pressure. All wine was settled in a tank for 24 hours, then racked into oak cooperage for ageing. We used 100% French oak for this wine. After 21 months in oak, the wine was racked into a tank, fined with organic eggwhites, and loosely filtered before bottling. Top Awards: Gold & Best of Class Pacific Rim Chairman's Award Riverside Int'l

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