2014 Petit Verdot — Mudd West Vineyard, North Fork of Long Island AVA

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 have now made Petit Verdot into a red wine in the 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 vintages (and yes there is PV in the cellar from 2015 and the current 2016 vintage too). 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 2014 version is comprised of 100% Petit Verdot all from the Mudd West vineyard on the North Fork. Our 2014 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, 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 19 months. This wine will match fantastically with prime rib, roast lamb and pork, grilled steaks, mushrooms, duck confit, squab and grain dishes. Our 2014 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. We only made a little bit, 182 cases, so don't wait on securing some. It's not going to last that long! 1 case max per customer (and put at least six of those bottles away for a long time!)