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2017 Foley Johnson Handmade Petit Verdot, Rutherford

2017 Foley Johnson Handmade Petit Verdot, Rutherford

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SKU: 009169

Classic aromas of tobacco and violet with a combination of cinnamon and black currant. The mouth is filled with black cherry with a big mid-palate impression, great acidity pushes the soft round tannins to the front while giving it a long-lasting finish.

Winemaker Notes

Classic aromas of tobacco and violet fill the bouquet with a combination of spices such as cinnamon and black currant. The mouth is filled with black cherry flavors with a big mid palate impression, great acidity pushes the soft round tannins to the front while giving it a long lasting finish.

Composition

95% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Petit Verdot
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
5.6 g/L
pH
3.65
Aging
21 months in new and used French, American and Hungarian oak barrels (60% new)
Bottling Date
June 21, 2019
Alcohol %
15.1

Production Notes

The Foley Johnson Rutherford Estate Handmade Cabernet Franc is grown on loamy soils of gravel, clay and sand which help provide ample drainage and decrease the vigor of foliage growth. These ideal growing conditions allow our Bordeaux varietals to reach full maturity on the vine without taking on the green leafy taste of under-ripened fruit. After 21 months of aging in new and used French, American and Hungarian oak barrels (60% new) the wine was bottled unfiltered on June 21, 2019.

Vineyard Notes

The 2017 growing season was fantastic. The hot summer months pushed the fruit to maturity quicker than in previous seasons, but a few weeks of cold weather stalled ripening. We picked the fruit sooner than the rest of the valley generally speaking, and before the October wine country fires hit. The fruit entered the winery high in quality and with exceptional profiles.
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