Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker
May 1, 2014 | Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

Summer 2014 Wine Club Shipment

Live and Let Thrive- The Grape that Almost Wasn't

Relatively unknown to many wine drinkers, Petit Verdot may just be a winemaker's best kept secret. Primarily used in traditional Bordeaux blends, Petit Verdot translates to "little green one"; but don't let the name fool you, this grape packs a serious punch. Inky and dark, peppery and savory, big and bold are just a few of the descriptors commonly associated with Petit Verdot. Of the nine grapes that we grow, Petit Verdot is our favorite to make wine from as both a single varietal and in blends (in fact every blend we've produced since taking over the winemaking in 2007 has contained Petit Verdot- that's 14 different wines!). And it is only through a stroke of luck that we even have this grape in the vineyard- we'll tell you why in the newsletter. 

Apparently we aren't the only ones that think Petit Verdot makes a great wine. We are very pleased to announce that the 2012 Petit Verdot was recently awarded the 2014 Colorado Governor's Cup with a Best of Show/Best Red Wine designation. But don't let us make the decision for you, try the wine (which is included in this shipment) and let us know what you think at!

In this shipment, you'll be receiving the award-winning 2012 Petit Verdot, the easy-drinking 2012 47-Ten Red, and the refreshing 2013 Chardonnay. Check out the newsletter in your shipment for more detail about each of these wines and more about why we are so smitten with Petit Verdot.

As always, please feel free to email us at wineclub@canyonwindcellars.comwith any questions, concerns, or ideas. Click here to view the Wine Club email.

Jay & Jennifer Christianson


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