2014 Abbot's Passage - The Crossing

NEW RELEASE

Serendipitous intersection of Petit Verdot and Malbec, honoring its dual lineage - grounded in earthiness and a quiet staying power yet accented with a spicy richness and lifted exuberance.

$60.00 / Bottle
$720.00 / Case

ABOUT THIS WINE:

Wine Profile:

Vintage: 2014
Wine Type: Field Blend
Varietal: Petit Verdot & Malbec
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Acid: .51 g/100mL
PH: pH 3.81
Alcohol %: 14.9%
89 cases released. Blend: 50% Petit Verdot, 45% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes:
Sourced from the volcanic soils at the base of Arrowhead Mountain, this unique juxtaposition of Petit Verdot and Malbec harmoniously honors its dual lineage. Grounded in earthiness, minerality and a dark, quiet staying power born from the Petit Verdot, this wine is also accented with a spicy richness and lifted exuberance from the Malbec. Blue-black in color, this unique blend opens coyly with aromas of dusty mountain sage, graphite and a hint of fresh violets. Medium-bodied with lively acidity, this wine expresses front-end structure and flavors of spiced plum compote, followed by a creamy and lingering finish of dark cacao and cola. This wine drinks beautifully now, but can age gracefully for 15 years.

Field Notes:
Harvested concurrently, the selected four blocks were hand-sorted to a single tank and co-fermented on skins for three weeks. The wine then aged 16 months in thin-stave, French oak barrels (40% new, 60% used) from Baron, Quintessence and Saury cooperages, prior to aging one year in bottle.

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