von Strasser Winery

Estate Vineyard
2007 Petit Verdot
Diamond Mountain District

2009 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 13 | Lot No. 120
Vintage: 2007

von Strasser Winery

Estate Vineyard

Petit Verdot
Diamond Mountain District

5 cases produced


The genesis for this wine came from my introduction to the Petit Verdot grape while an intern at Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, and then my use of it at Newton Vineyard. During my three years at Newton, the winemaking team of John Kongsgaard, Dean Sylvester and I challenged ourselves each vintage to make an "ultra-wine": a single barrel of the most intense Bordeaux blend possible, regardless of the varietal percentages used. This barrel was never bottled, but was merely used as a barrel sample to show off to our winemaker friends. Without fail, each ultra-wine we made relied heavily on Petit Verdot. Of all the Bordeaux grapes, Petit Verdot has the darkest color, most intense aroma (imagine fresh blueberry syrup), and the most viscous mouth feel. When I bought my estate in 1990, my first course of action was to plant Petit Verdot, with the goal of making a Diamond Mountain "ultra wine." The result is a Premiere Napa Valley offering of 80% Petit Verdot and 20% Malbec all coming from the von Strasser estate vineyards.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
BURLY 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Kiss 16
Bravante Vineyards 2007 Red Wine Napa Valley 13
Dyer Vineyard 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District Dyer Straits Rocks 13
Merryvale Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Vineyard Selection 13
von Strasser Winery 2007 Petit Verdot Diamond Mountain District Estate Vineyard 13
Bravante Vineyards 2006 Red Wine Howell Mountain 12
Dyer Vineyard 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Meteor Vineyard Clone 4 12
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