Petit Verdot, 2019

Produced by Lepe Cellars

Rounded aromas of roasted strawberry, savory soy and light licorice dust show on the nose of this exploration of southern Monterey County. Dark-plum and strawberry aromas show on the elegant sip, which also shows a bit of earthy forest floor.

Icons/location pin San Antonio Valley, Monterey, California
Icons/wine/red Other Red
Icons/star Rare wine (100 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Grilled Portabello Mushroom, Baby Back Ribs, Ribeye Steak

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Tasting Notes

Strawberry, Earth, Licorice, Soy

What's cool?

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Rare Varietal

Uncommon to find in single-varietal wines. Winemakers love Petit Verdot. Until recently, however, they favored it only in small amounts – maybe a splash to bolster a Bordeaux blend or to give a little oomph to a sagging red. You see, Petit Verdot is a cocky, assertive varietal. But that’s why, more and more, American winemakers are so keen to wrangle it into barrels as a single varietal.

Monterey, Monterey, California

Lepe Cellars

We take great pride in blending the best of Old World and New World techniques, enabling the wine to develop naturally over time and allowing the journey to be kept as pure as possible, highlighting the regions true terroir.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Petit Verdot (100%)
ABV: 14.6%
Harvest
Petit Verdot from Merit Vineyard, San Antonio Valley (100%). Harvested at 25.0 brix .
Press: Gentle press
Winemaking
Fermentation: Open top tanks
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Clarification: Natural settling
Aging
French oak

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