Aroma: plum, chocolate, pepper, and coffee. Palate: plum, raspberry, earthiness, mushroom, and vanilla. Finish: smooth, velvet tannins linger in the mouth alongside lasting notes of cherry and vanilla. Pair: a fantastic complement to rich, bold red meat dishes such as grilled steak or roasted lamb.
2015 vintage: Gold Medal: 2018 Virginia Governor's Cup. • 2013 vintage: Bronze Medal: 2016 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition. Bronze Medal: 2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Bronze Medal: 2016 Virginia Wine Lovers Classic.
The fruit for this wine came from one of our growers in central Virginia who consistently produces excellent quality fruit and this vintage is one of the finest we have seen. Upon harvesting the vineyard, the winemakers realized that there was something special with this year’s Petit Verdot.
The fermentation commenced beautifully with fantastic flavors, aromas, and intense color being extracted from the skins. As the wine aged in barrel, it softened and picked up added complexity from the oak.