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
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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.
Enjoyed this wine while sitting on the back porch watching the dogs play
Decent wine and as is the case with nearly all CH wines, a value at this price.
Great that CH can find unique grape varietals like petit Verdot, Mouvedre, and cab franc at a decent price so we can afford to experiment.
If you have not had PV, it’s a super dense, somewhat astringent varieryal, often used to add some body to limp cabs and merlots.
Not for the faint of heart.
This is a lovely little treasure. Price was a steal! Already purchased more.
Not what I expected
This is a lovely wine. Paired well with a medium rare flank steak.
Where is my quill?
Thomas Jefferson could have penned the Declaration of Independence with this ink.
Sooo inkie and soooo drinkie.
Beautiful flowery nose, blackberry with chewy tannins. Boy, do I want more!
Bought twice. Will buy again if you guys leave any for me.
I selected this by price only and I am glad I did. Forget the price part, this wine is delicious. Enjoyed it with a steak and it matched up very well.
Keep these gems coming.
My first Petit Verdot
So, still a bit inexperienced with wine, but Cam Hughes definitely seems to be raising my standards. Really enjoyed this wine - was very drinkable but still complex. It never ceases to amaze me how a wine will change from its first opening to the last bit out of the bottle over an hour or so. On opening, I knew it would be good. After about 45 minutes, as we drank it with our marinated flank steak, it seemed sharp and full. And then mellowed out with dessert - If we're drinking a red, I always like to make sure I save some for dessert, which is usually includes some ice cream.
Great after decanting
I recommend decanting before enjoying. A very interesting, unique wine with gorgeous color and rich in tannins.
Delicious blackberry notes. Sophisticated after taste. Has to breathe before it can be enjoyed.
This was my first Petit Verdot and I must say this is a very drinkable everyday wine. I can't wait to try more of this same style.