Lot 638 | 2016 Yakima Valley

Petit Verdot

Rarely produced as a single varietal, Petit Verdot is a bold, intense grape - this is our first ever release!

$15.00

(11 Reviews)

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Lot 638 2016 Yakima Valley Petit Verdot

Lot 638 | 2016 Yakima Valley

Petit Verdot

$15.00

(11 Reviews)

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Wine Details

Tight right out of the bottle, it quickly turns effusive, offering up a complex nose of plums, blackberry jam, currant, and violet backed by graphite and crushed red rock. The winemaker’s hand shines on the palate, where a seamless, supple entry showcases dark fruit and spice in a long and sustained finish. Never over the top, this wine nevertheless richly delivers on its deep, dark promise. Tremendous class and polish on full display.

  • Vintage
  • 2016
  • Appellation
  • Yakima Valley
  • Grape
  • Petit Verdot
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.4%
  • Cases Produced
  • 900
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2025
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

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.

Reviews

11 Reviews Total

JamieEnglish

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Interesting. Much better on Day 2 so either needs a good decant or cellar time. Ordered more.

Scott

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Different grape - different taste. Good but will be hard for us to match with food. Worth trying as it is unusual

Lisa

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Nice, rich, spicy wine. Didn't expect much and pleasantly surprised with the dynamite, full flavor.

Steven

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Absolutely delightful wine. Tannic and deep. love the sexiness of this. Wait a few years...have to buy more for the future.

Mike

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I am a big Petit Verdot fan. If you are not familiar, it's a grape that get's mixed in to Cabs and mixed grape wines as it adds color and depth due to its full body. This one is a little more peppery than expected from a pure Verdot, but very interesting and enjoyable. It's heavy and spicy, quite a delight. For the price an easy 5 star.

Jackie Zinfandel

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I am iffy on reds that are not zinfandels, but this was pretty good! I only got 1 bottle in case I didn't care for it, but now I wish I'd bought 2. This was good alone AND with food! Fruity and peppery, no 'vinegar' taste.

PDX

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Another great Washington wine at a fantastic price. I'm not as familiar with this grape, but must say I really like this wine.

Kevin

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Opened too early!!! However, the wine was rich, concentrated with a nice deep color, high tannins, violet aromas, spicy flavors, and smooth finish. This wine needs some time in the cellar but will please anyone willing to wait for it to open up. Can't wait...

Robert

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Now this is a wine to get!! Its balanced and beautiful. Dynamite flavor. Kaboom...

Wino60

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Incredible value - this is a big wine with dark fruit and long finish.

A great deal at this price