2010 Bradford Mountain Dry Creek Valley Petite Verdot
Petit Verdot •Grist Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
This could be heaven
Once again, Peterson Winery provides us with the breakout hit of our weekly tasting panel! We are very lucky to have developed so close a relationship with this very special winery and we are so pleased to share the spoils with you, today.
Jamie Peterson has proven himself to be a master of crafting wines that are ready to drink soon after their release. This is a feat that only a handful of our winemaking friends seems to have achieved.
Today’s Peterson 2010 Bradford Mountain Dry Creek Valley Petite Verdot isn’t just a mouthful to say - it is a palate-expanding delight to imbibe. This delicious wine is an exploration of the dark, complex and mysterious. It is full, rich, complex and intriguing, all the while maintaining a perfect balance of fruit and earthiness.
With just 150 cases of the wine produced, we are encouraging our Operatives to not just partake of this special offering, but also to stock up. This ready-to-drink delight will only continue to develop and improve.
Please don’t miss out on this fantastic wine.
Deep and inky with a dark garnet color that lightens slightly at the rim.
Dark and very lush, with beautiful, lofty, concentrated aromas of black currant, blackberry and pomegranate compote, black cherry and spice. These aromas are all underpinned by lush scrub brush, dried violets and flint.
Rich and concentrated with dark violet and blackberry reduction, wet leather, sweet tobacco, plum, nasturtium leaf, and black cherry. Underneath it all, a very subtle hint of sassafras root bark tea adds additional intrigue.
Very long and very well-integrated with flavors that go on and on forever. Subtle flavors of herb bread and white pepper make a brief and beguiling appearance.
A thick filet mignon with a bordelaise sauce would be divine!