Palmaris 2016 Outer Coastal Plain Petit Verdot Reserve
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Palmaris 2015 Outer Coastal Plain Petit Verdot Reserve
A cellar selection to savor years down the road! Attractive aromas of grilled vanilla bean pods, pressed violet, dark chocolate coated peanuts and licorice. Lightly tannic with a complex, caramelized mushroom and leather finish.
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. 2016 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 75% Petit Verdot (harvested at 20.1 brix, t/a 7.6 g/l as tartaric), 16% Cabernet Sauvignon (harvested at 21 brix, t/a 6.4 g/l as tartaric) and 9% Cabernet Franc (harvested at 22.9 brix, t/a 6.0 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 28 and October 2, 2015, and subsequently transferred to a combination of French Nevers and American oak in January 2016. Malolactic fermentation was effectuated in oak where the wine evolved for 31 months until July 2018. The wines were blended and bottled in September , 2018.
The Palmaris 2016 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.
Notes: Grilled Vanilla Bean Pods, Pressed Violet, Dark Chocolate Coated Peanuts, Licorice
Suggested: Pairings: Grilled Ribeye, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Awards: 93 Points - Beverage Tasting Institue, Gold - Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
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