Cloudlift Cellars 2014 Stratus Petit Verdot, Yakima Valley, $32

By on December 23, 2017

In 2014, Seattle Urban Wineries member Tom Stangeland continues his relationship with Elephant Mountain Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills above the Yakima Valley for this late-ripening Bordeaux grape. There’s sweet tobacco, blackberry, blueberry and grape cola aromas, which lead to those same purple tones on the palate. Rounded and rewarding tannins are capped by milk chocolate and vanilla.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 50 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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