Cloudlift Cellars 2015 Stratus Petit Verdot, Yakima Valley, $32

By on July 4, 2018

Coudlift Petite Verdot - Cloudlift Cellars 2015 Stratus Petit Verdot, Yakima Valley, $32Rising SoDo vintner Tom Stangeland makes a bold move in this Petit Verdot that includes a nice burst of Merlot (10%). The aromas are brooding and dark, showing off deep blackberry, date, raisin and smoky plum. The palate delivers on the expectations of tannin at the onset, leading to a strong backbone to the lush dark fruit. Stangeland’s program received four gold medals at the sixth annual Cascadia International Wine Competition, with this work receiving a unanimous double gold medal.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 105 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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