2018 Petit Verdot Lake County
Subtle aromas of loamy earth and a rich mineral essence join an intense blend of dark ripe berries that fills the nose. A smooth entry reveals layers of black cherry, boysenberry and cassis wrapped with traces of coffee, violet, chocolate, licorice and juniper. Buoyant acidity bathes the palate while vanillin oak gently supports, but never overpowers, the dense, luscious lingering flavors.
This wine begs for a pairing of red meat, so fire up the grill and cook up some New York strip steaks paired with twice baked potatoes, or baby back ribs served with your favorite sauces and potato salad.