Michael David Winery, Inkblot Petit Verdot 2013, Lodi, California
Tasting Note: Purple in color this petit verdot has a nose of violet, chocolate and black plum.
On the palate the wine is medium-plus in tannin with some mid-palate acidity.
There is also muted black fruit and some earthy, strawberry aromas.
This petit verdot was aged for 19 months in new French oak.
Bottle Note: A nod to the varietals less recognized, Inkblot pays homage to those left unnoted or simply left to be just “blending varietals.” Here these varietals find a niche of their own allowing a peek into another side of Lodi, the darker side. Originally just released to our wine club members, this petit verdot developed such a following we couldn’t just keep it to ourselves any longer! Grown in the northeast side of Lodi, this wine is true to the name and is very “inky” in color while displaying leathery chocolate and leather notes. Big and savory, the finish is long and licorice inspired.
Tasted: Michael David Winery Tasting Room, Lodi, California
Tasted Date: April 17, 2016