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.
Very interesting but very good wine especially for the price.
Good change of pace grape
Buying from CH over the years has exposed me to varietals I would likely never have tried. Petit Verdot is one of those grapes.
This wine is not for the faint of heart. It’s dark, brooding and astringent, like a Syrah on steroids or a Mourvèdre. They usually use this wine to stiffen up flabby Cabernets. it’s a great 180 from a OR Pinot on a cold winter night.
Interesting change of pace when looking for a change of pace wine. Good but not memorable
I can see why Petit Verdot helps when blended, with wonderful aromatics. I noticed almost a flower like character and deep dark berry notes. Drinking is a pleasure after a bit of time to open. Classy. Sophisticated. I purchased this more then once, and great each time.
A very solid wine. I've ordered it three times in the past 12 months. Usually a varietal used for blending - it's not available unblended in upstate NY, so CH is the only way for me to get it. Like it a lot.
Hold for another year
I haven't had Petit Verdot in long time and was surprised with this one. Definitely this will get even better with one more in the cellar.
Not only had I never tried Petit Verdot, I had never heard of it. I opened at a dinner and everyone loved, ordered more after that.
Never tried Petit Verdot on it's own, always in a blend. This was a pleasant surprise. Dry, Jammy, and just the right amount of oak. reminds me a little of a Cab franc. Will probably get even better with some time in the cellar.
First time ordered this...
was pleasantly surprised! Will be ordering again.
Red meat winner
This was such a pleasant surprise. Bold and delicious. We had with steak and immediately thought it was made for that.
I ordered more
A real bargain for a fat juicy red. Goes great with steak and burgers.