2017-C Westgate Petit Verdot, Santa Ynez Valley, CA (750ml)
A Red Cellar Trio Wine Club Selection
Founded in 2006, Côtière is a small production, winemaker-owned operation out of Santa Maria specializing in producing exceptional wines from California’s Central Coast. The Mateo Vineyard is located on the far western edge of the Happy Canyon appellation in Santa Ynez.
This location and tiny AVA is the warmest micro-climate in the Santa Ynez Valley. Deep, dark purple in color with fragrances of blue plums, black tea, forest floor mint and eucalyptus. Mostly black fruit flavors are distinctly noticeable—ranging from plum, blackberry, and blueberry to cassis. Intriguing herbal and floral notes of violets, lilac and the slightest hint of black licorice add complexity. The 20% new oak brings in a wonderful hazelnut and mocha accent as well, which adds a sweet note to the long finish.