Our 2012 Piccolo is a vibrant and lively wine expressing aromas of cherry, mocha and spice. On the palate silky tannins immerse the taste buds showcasing flavors of ripe blueberry, raspberry jam and tobacco. Smooth and round at the finish, this wine culminates with a hint of leather. The bright acidity of our 2012 Piccolo makes it a gorgeous food wine, pairing wonderfully with hearty stew or Croque Monsieur.
Herta (H.B.) Peju drew inspiration for the name of this whimsical blend from the 1906 antique stained glass window that takes center stage in our iconic tower. A piccolo adds sparkle and brilliance to the overall sound of a musical piece, and much like a symphony, this stand-out wine is more than the sum of its parts.
Persephone Vineyard is our 350-acre estate in the heart of Pope Valley, a largely undiscovered grape-growing region in the northeast corner of Napa Valley. The ranch is planted with 130 acres of vines, which includes our Bordeaux grape varieties as well as Zinfandel, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. At nearly 1,000 feet elevation, the area is characterized by wide temperature swings and little fog, which allows for a consistent growing season and produces fruit with rich, focused flavor, and a precise sense of place. Persephone is sustainably farmed, moving towards organic certification.
88 Points - Wine Enthusiast