VDR 2014 Red Blend

Hames Valley AVA
Special Selection — Gold Medal Wine Club
Hames Valley, Monterey AVA
63% Petit Verdot, 37% Petite Sirah
12 months in oak
Cases Produced

A blend of 63% Petit Verdot and 37% Petite Sirah, the VDR 2014 Red Wine comes from the winery’s estate Hames Valley Vineyard, nested at the foot of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range in the Hames Valley AVA of Monterey County. Here, the long, warm days create an ideal setting for growing top quality Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah, and the dramatic nighttime cooling helps preserve the firm structure and balanced acidity. The name, VDR (Very Dark Red) frankly speaks for itself with this wine.

Petit Verdot is a grape of dark color, stout tannins and concentrated flavors. The small berries of Petite Sirah means a more intense maceration of skin-to-juice ratio and some of the longest tannins of any wine grape. Together, they create a dark, concentrated wine that can be enjoyed now, but it will also age well for a decade or more. The 2014 VDR is full bodied yet supple with deep, ripe fruit flavors of black currant and black raspberry, perfumed by delicate notes of crushed violet. A firm, chalky tannin structure supports the velvety, luscious mouthfeel while the dense flavors linger on the long, layered finish.

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