Clear garnet with a huge bretty smoky nose. Deft cassis, black cherry fruit and salty licorice ensure a profile you will not soon forget–or duplicate.
A little bit Orange County, a little bit Euro-trash, stylish and travelled, shines bright but has more going on than just you. Club like a mofo; sweaty, grimy, drunken sex; sleep on the beach; disappear the next day but somehow you’re still friends and the next time you see her it’s heaven again. Rich round dark under-the-boardwalk skunky brett meets sweet beautiful Montreal steak chocolaty-lime fruit and Coachella VIP ticket boho brilliance in a clear bright acidic package so alpine Sound of Music, so Venice Beach drum-circle, so Le Marais speakeasy. I would MARRY this wine. But she’s gone again.
An absolute MOUTHFUL of a wine, sweet dusky fruit, bright and dank and ridiculously yummy, with a bitter tinge and still more brett, showing food-and-acid qualities few American bordelais can muster. A brilliant wine.
2012 CLENDENON FAMILY VINEYARDS Petit Verdot Bien Nacido Santa Maria Valley Santa Barbara Co. 13.5