A beautiful wine with lovely notes of violets, black currant and river rock on a hot summer day. A single vineyard, completely Petit Verdot, that will charm the pants off you, if you give it a chance.
Olsen Brothers is located on the Northwest bend of the Yakima River as it turns North at Red Mountain. The elevation averages about 1000 feet and the soils are sandy with broken basalt.
The 2015 harvest was the warmest vintage in recorded history, with fantastic viticulture and a great extended harvest. Because of this, we were able to make some of the most incredible wines to date. The vintage was dry and long with an early bud break and late harvest that had cool evenings to guarantee incredible quality. The 2015 wines have big complex flavors, good acidity and great balance.
100% Petit Verdot
Yield: 2.9 tons per acre
100% whole berry fermentation
45 days on skins
35% new barriques
21 mo. barrel-aged on lees
6.3 g/L titratable acidity
96 points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate)
93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate