Shannon Ridge Ovis Petit Verdot 2016
|Region||California, North Coast, Lake County|
Amazing wine takes time. From the Red Hills Vineyard we have produced this aromatic, rich, mouth filling wine. It took three years to find the best block of Petit Verdot in the Red Hills and two years aging in barrel to let the fruit components and tannin meld naturally. Aromas of fresh plums, dried figs, and clove fuse with flavors of juicy red fruits, dried fall leaves, chocolate and dusty tannins.
This full-bodied wine is very firm in texture, stuffed with ripe blackberry, melted butter and black-cherry flavors and saturated with velvety, insistent tannins that need time to mellow. It's nicely mouthcoating and blends great fruit notes with black pepper and clove nuances. Best after 2024.