The 2017 DOUBLE CANYON PETIT VERDOT is our nineth varietal Petit Verdot produced at Thurston Wolfe. Petit Verdot is known for its power and is used in small amounts to round out Bordeaux blends. Since 2010 it has been an integral component of The Geologist, our Bordeaux blend. The Double Canyon Vineyard is located 35 miles southwest of Prosser in the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills.
Fruit was harvested in late September at 25 Brix and fermented 10 days before pressing. Wine was aged 21 months in a mixture of French and American oak before bottling in July 2019.
The wine has deep garnet color, dark fruit, smoky and oak spice aromas, and rich mouth feel. Only 37 cases produced and released April 2020.
Alcohol 14.5%. Because of limited production, this wine is sold primarily at the tasting room, to wine club members and select retail outlets.