2013 Petit Verdot

We always keep our minds (and mouths) open to something new (or old) and delicious. We now know and are convinced of the great potential of Petit Verdot on Long Island. We seized the day when presented with an opportunity to create a tasty and expressive wine. 2013 was a truly great vintage and afforded us the chance to produce this stunning Petit Verdot, something we have only offered two other times (2010 and 2012) as a varietal red wine before! Petit Verdot is a black grape variety most often found in the red blends of Bordeaux. Planted in small quantities around the world it is a small-berried, thick skinned variety. Our 2013 version is comprised of 100% Petit Verdot all from the Mudd West Vineyard on the North Fork. Our 2013 Petit Verdot is a dry, spicy red wine full of black and blue fruit character. The wine is very aromatic... purple flowers, minerals, blueberries, black currants, wild blackberries, and exotic spice are all there. So too is depth, purity and sex appeal. The wine is long, enticing, alluring, concentrated, textural and complex... simply delicious! There is balance of fruit character, moderate alcohol, juicy acidity, ripe, grippy tannins and integrated oak. As with all our red wines this wine was made from hand-harvested fruit that was de-stemmed, stomped on by foot and punched down by hand. The wine was raised in neutral oak barrels for 22 months. This wine will match fantastically with prime rib, roast lamb and pork, grilled steaks, mushrooms, duck confit, squab and grain dishes. Our 2013 Petit Verdot is really a baby and while approachable and delectable now, the wine will continue to improve in the bottle for more than a decade. Only 290 cases produced.  6 bottle max per customer.