Hawk and Horse Vineyards Red Hills Petit Verdot 2017 Lake County, California

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish, cloudy rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet strawberries, cooked cherries, oak, chocolates, licorice, light earth, spices, black pepper, pencil lead and herbs.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, oak, chocolates, tobacco, spices, coffee, vanilla, licorice, graphite and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Petit Verdot from Lake County in California. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Elegant and fruit forward. Rich, spicy and interesting.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime. I gave it 90 minutes, but it might have needed even longer.

Good by itself or with food. Paired very well with the prosciutto.

100% Petit Verdot grapes, grown at 2,200 feet elevation, and aged in French Oak barrels (40% new). A small production of only 90 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.

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