PATEL - Napa Valley

2012 Petit Verdot
Napa Valley

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 176
Vintage: 2012

PATEL - Napa Valley

Petit Verdot
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Atlas Peak Petit Verdot is characterized by richly flavored fruit
  • Aged in 100% new French oak barrels, this Petit Verdot is deliciously concentrated
  • Pretty aromas of blackberry, plum and dark chocolate with mild spice tones appearing on the palate
  • A small amount of Cabernet Franc from Coombsville was added to round out this unique wine

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Kian Tavakoli

Winemaker, PATEL - Napa Valley

Winemaker, Kian Tavakoli

After UC Davis, Kian was Opus One's Lab Technician for 4 years where he developed his love and passion for Cabernet/Bordeaux varieties winemaking. The next stop was at Clos Du Val where he was Associate Winemaker and eventually winemaker of their Cabernet program, where under the tutelage of Bernard Portet, he learned the craft of blending - creating refined, structured and well balanced wines. In 2005, Kian took over the winemaking operations for a custom winemaking organization that allowed him to meet and make wine for small brand owners wanting to start their respective programs. In 2007, Raj Patel hired Kian to be his winemaker and together they've sourced, processed, blended and bottled some very impressive wines, and look forward to continuing their trend of making delicious wines for everyone's enjoyment.

Country born: Iran

Education: UC Davis graduate in 1992, with a degree in Genetics/Viticulture Minor.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
To be able to express a given site's fruit to its full potential, yielding wines of great richness, complexity, and overall balance.

Edmond Wine Shop

1520 South Boulevard
Edmond  OK  73013


Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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PATEL - Napa Valley 2012 Petit Verdot Napa Valley 18
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