Lot 638 | 2016 Yakima Valley
Rarely produced as a single varietal, Petit Verdot is a bold, intense grape - this is our first ever release!
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- Yakima Valley
- Petit Verdot
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2025
- Release Email
Petit Verdot is a small grape with a naturally higher skin-to-juice ratio and darker color. These smaller, more intense clusters are a bit harder to ripen than Cabernet and more sensitive to mildew and frost, which has limited its appeal amongst growers. However, the climate and soils of Washington state’s high desert are ideal environs for this rare grape, and here it shines.
Sourced from a small, boutique producer in Red Mountain, Lot 638 is a purpose-built, single-vineyard designate Petit Verdot from one of the most respected vineyards in the Yakima Valley. Aged in French oak barrels and built for a $40+ price point, it’s a hell of a deal at $15 and screaming for a juicy ribeye.
I cannot really describe this one...similar to a Cab...but more blackberries. A good one!
This is a unique grape which creates a unique wine. It is very powerful and a great value.
Lovely - bold yet controlled red.
Lovely - bold yet controlled red. I used an aerator and found it enjoyable immediately, though I think the suggestions on decanting and waiting may bring out other charms. Great alone in a glass and alongside a light dinner of roast chicken and salad.
Another Great Red from Yakima
I bought 3 of these a few months back. I opened one about a week later. Immediately noticed the rich deep dark color, notes of dark berries, currant, plum. As other reviews have stated, it is very tight right out of the bottle and def needs some decant time or possibly another year in the cellar. After about 60 mins in decanter and a bit of sloshing it around, it opened up and was much better when poured around 62 Deg F. I still enjoyed the first bottle though, but I'm going to let the other two bottles set in my downstairs wine room till next summer and then will pair it with a thick aged Ribeye on the Egg Grill!
Patience and Bold
Tight out of the bottle, after 2-hours, the taste really came through. Be patient and the bold flavor will arrive!
Never tried this type of wine before. Probably should have let it breathe longer as did not appreciate the flavors discussed in the review.
A rare find!
Normally excellent in blends this is a real find as a standalone. Thank you Cam and Yakima Valley for an excellent offering at an incredibly good price point. Fire up the grill and enjoy it with you favorite steak, but let it breath for an hour or two before you do.
I never had one of these before....interesting and heavy. Prime Rib! Yes...and some potatoes too.
Should have got more!
Goes real well with food! The nose... I don’t even have to drink it
It is definitely true that a period of breathing contributes to the taste of this wine. The longer it was open the better. And even smoother on the next day. Still smooth and tasty on day three.