Michael David Winery Inkblot Petit Verdot 2019, Lodi, California

The first varietal Petit Verdot wine produced by Michael David Winery and one of the few every produced from Lodi. The grapes for this wine came from Jon Wetmore’s vineyard positioned on the Northeast side of Lodi. Every year when compared to other Petit Verdot vineyards, the quality of this lot is at the top of its class. Because of the high level of tannin, color, and concentration, this wine is always put into new barrels early in the harvest season. Tasting notes: From the first pour, Inkblot Petit Verdot’s deep violet hue hints at the rich, weighty elegance waiting in the glass. Layered aromas of strawberry, boysenberry cobbler and worn leather lead the way. On the palate, full-bodied flavors of raspberry, dark chocolate truffle and baking spice drive the wine to a long, concentrated finish. Composition: 96% Petit Verdot. 4% Syrah. Aged 18 months in 55% French oak (21% new), 45% American oak.