WBOTD Just the Good Stuff Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar? Second Label others wish was their First! | Jeff Gaffner continues to deliver highest quality Napa Reds at real value Why now? Usually $39.95 – only $29.95 while it lasts! WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating Expert Ratings 4.0 Vivino What is it? Napa Valley Red Blend What’s in it? Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot When to drink? now thru 2022+ Pair with: Pairs w/Red Meat & Hard Cheese Serving Temp: 60-65°F Drink with: Good Friends & Family Occasion When an amazing value red makes for a wonderful meal If you want to drink now... Decant 15 Minutes Recommended purchase Qty: 4+
Xtant Petit Bâtard Red 2012 | Second Label others wish was their First!
Petit Bâtard is Xtant’s second label, made from the same prime vineyards as the top wine. Even more fresh-fruited and approachable. Xtant Petit Bâtard Red 2012 displays a supple texture, inviting blueberry and cassis aromas, and lush baking spices. File this one under “Second-wines-many-wineries-wish-was-their-first-wine,” for sure. Usually $39.95 – only $29.95 while it lasts!
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Winery | Rich and supple, our Xtant Petit Bâtard Red 2012 is a beautiful reflection of a premier Napa Valley vintage. Deep purple hues set the stage for layers of blueberry, cranberry, and bing cherry on the nose. On the palate, smooth tannins give way to notes of sweet tea, clove, and black licorice. Well balanced acid and bright fruit ensure that this will be a wine to be enjoyed for many years to come!
Winemaker Jeff Gaffner
A classic second label, Petit Bâtard is the “illegitimate offspring” of Xtant – offering the vineyard provenance and winemaking pedigree of its parent at a more accessible price. Like Xtant, Petit Bâtard is a blend of Lewelling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Kletter Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, and Oakville Station Malbec. With slightly more emphasis on Merlot than Xtant, Petit Bâtard is approachable upon release; offering a supple, mouth-filling blend of lush fruit and soft tannins.
Petit Bâtard is the second label to Napa’s acclaimed Xtant; offering the same vineyard provenance and winemaking mastery at an extraordinary value. As with Xtant, Petit Bâtard is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from St. Helena’s historic Lewelling Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon from the Kletter Vineyard, also in St. Helena, and Malbec from UC Davis’ world-renowned Oakville Station research vineyard in Oakville.
Small Lot Winemaking
Petit Bâtard enjoys the same level of “no-holds-barred” winemaking as Xtant. But with the distinction between the two made only in the final blend. Winemaker Jeff Gaffner employs gentle, meticulously monitored, small-lot winemaking and extended barrel aging to promote the seductive richness and supple texture that make Xtant Petit Bâtard Red 2012 such an incredible Napa Valley value.