Palmaris 2014 Outer Coastal Plain Petit Verdot Reserve
The 4th generation Palmaris reserves are presented under the name Palmaris, meaning ‘prize-worthy’ in Latin. Palmaris is a name we reserve for wines of substantive character and distinction made only in superior vintages. 2014 was a fine growing season in the Outer Coastal Plain, characterized by rainfall and temperature conditions which allowed for maximum fruit maturity by late season. The three
grapes in the blend are 79% Petit Verdot (harvested at 22.2 brix, t/a 7.2 g/l as tartaric), 12% Cabernet Sauvignon (harvested at 22 brix, t/a 7.5 g/l as tartaric) and
9% Cabernet Franc (harvested at 19.6 brix, t/a 7.6 g/l as tartaric). The musts were fermented in contact with the skins for a period of 14 days and were vinified using Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast originally isolated from France's Languedoc terroir. They were made in separate lots between September 23 and October 8, 2014, and subsequently transferred to a combination of French Nevers and American oak in January 2015. Malolactic fermentation was effectuated in oak where the wine evolved for 30 months until July 2017. The wines were blended and bottled in August, 2017.
The Palmaris 2014 OCP Petit Verdot is a full-bodied red that needs aeration to develop its full flavor, so please decant prior to serving. We hope that you will enjoy this fine wine with a fine meal while in the company of good friends.