South Puget Sound winemaker Perry Preston celebrates his 10th anniversary as a commercial venture for Stina’s Cellars, and the Yakima Valley native pulls from the steamy Wahluke Slope for this dark and dense expression of Petit Verdot. Dusty blueberry, caramel and toasted oak aromas leads to a bold entry of black currant, Marionberry and black cherry. Notes of black licorice leads to sturdy, plum-skin tannins and a finish of black olive and pencil shavings. This well-balanced example of Petit Verdot earned a gold medal and best other red wine at the 2016 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.
Production: 86 cases