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.
Cracked this open and let it breathe for a good hour. Spectacular! Lots of dark red fruit. The wet mineral tones are ever so present. This is a great sipper. My only regret is I didn’t buy more. Great find!
Great full bodied red. At this price I am not surprised it sold out. Hoping its back soon
We really enjoyed this one. We’re hoping you bring it back soon!
We've ordered this wine 3 times because we love it so much
Hitting all the right notes!
I'm a day late, and a dollar short right now, Because I did not buy any more of this earlier.
for once again being so creative in your offerings to appeal to our collective diverse tastes. Being a big PETS fan, I had always been curious about single varietal Petite Verdot. WoW!! You once again presented the opportunity to try something new at a most reasonable price. Did not disappoint. A glorious purple, inky toothstainer of not too "plump", dry blue and black fruits. Hope you negotiate for more when this stock runs out.
Good solid full body red
Great new experience
Petit Verdot is something I would have never tried had Cameron Hughes did not make this available. Thank you. What a great experience for people who want to expand your taste horizons. When poured it is very inky with a deep red almost purple color. The nose is of a black fruit and a lilac with hinds of soil aromas. The first taste is of blackcherry and plum. This is a very dry full bodied wine with a medium to long finish. Tannins and acidity are definitely present. With 14.4 % alcohol there is no overly hot sensation associated with higher alcohol wines . Unfortunately I only ordered only ordered two bottles. I will try to order more before it goes away.
Ordered this as I had never had it as a standalone varietal. It was very well made a nicely balanced, but I can see what it's used more in blending.
Very interesting but very good wine especially for the price.