2010 Petit Verdot
Few winemakers attempt to make a stand-alone Petit Verdot – the grapes have thick skins which tend to produce a wine with mouth-gripping tannins. But not this one! 33 months in French oak has softened the tannins to perfection. And some winemakers claim that Petit Verdot lacks aromatic character. Again, not this one! It has lots of red fruit aromas with hints of lavender and vanilla. On the palate, you’ll get cherries and raspberries, and even a bit of pomegranate and a touch vanilla on the finish. This little known varietal is making a name for itself, so be among the first to discover this gem. It’s a great accompaniment to rich cuts of red meat, well-aged cheeses like Stilton, and wild game.