A 100% Petit Verdot at an amazing price, the Cameron Hughes Yakima Valley Petit Verdot Lot 638.
Sample submitted for review. The wine has an SRP of $15 and is available at that price. Only 900 cases produced.
Sourced from a small, boutique producer in Red Mountain, Lot 638 is a purpose-built, single-vineyard designate Petit Verdot from one of the most respected vineyards in the Yakima Valley. Aged in French oak barrels and built for a $40+ price point, it’s a hell of a deal at $15 and screaming for a juicy ribeye.
We love it when varieties that are most typically found as part of a blend are made into single varietal wines and this is an excellent example.
The 2016 Cameron Hughes Yakima Valley Petit Verdot Lot 638 pours super dark and inky in the glass. Sniffing the wine reveals lots of succulent dark fruit (plums and blackberry), good spice notes, violets, leather, cola, mint, vanilla and more on the very enticing aroma. The wine tastes just like you’d expect from the look and smell, which is a very good thing. With good balance and great structure this is very pleasing to drink. Chewy tannins lead into the dry, very long, mineral tinged finish. An amazing value for $15, this is quite the steal. It should have some decent aging ability as well.