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2016 Petit Verdot, "Pancho"
While this obscure varietal has been relegated to being predominately a blending grape in its native France, here at Hearst Ranch Winery, we are ready to expose its potential to command a dominant role in our new blend: Pancho. Named after William Randolph’s favored cowboy and right-hand man, this wine commands a strong presence, just like its namesake. Deep rich garnet color announces the ripe stone fruit layered with toasted oak spice on the nose. Blackberry liquor and spice follow on the palate, supported by recognizable but well integrated tannins. Enjoy this wine as Pancho would with a Hearst Ranch Rib-eye.