Michael Shaps Petit Verdot 2021
The 2021 Petit Verdot is a perfect example of a full-bodied, but well balanced wine the Monticello AVA can produce, and is gaining notoriety both locally and internationally. The hot climate at ripening added concentration and broke down some of the acidity, resulting in a very balanced grape at harvest. The tannic structure balanced by the acidity and deep dark fruit notes creates a very dense bold red wine. This petit verdot has the structure and depth to improve with 7-10 years of cellaring.