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Veritas Vineyard and Winery

Claret 2018

Claret 2018

A Nod to Our British Roots

Claret is typically a Bordeaux blend that got its name from the Brits way back in the 15th century when most of French wine exports went to England. Deep ruby red color, the wine exudes an aroma of black cherry and blackberry with smoky, rich oak. As you taste the wine, it fills the mouth with rich flavors of black fruit, with added olive and mocha notes. Soft, yet assertive tannins round off the fruit flavors on the palate, leaving a delicious long lasting finish.

Pairings: Any Red Meat, Sausage

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Monticello AVA
pH
4.07
Aging
8 months in oak
Fermentation
Stainless Steel
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Beautifully deep purplish red in color the wine exudes an aroma of inky blackberry with toasty vanilla oak aromas. As you taste the wine it fills the mouth with rich flavors of delicious ripe fresh fruit and brambles, and spicy notes. Soft tannins round off the fruit flavors on the palate, leaving a delicious long lasting finish. Enjoy Claret in its youth, or age it to soften the backbone and reveal the beauty of Virginia terroir. Drink now or age beautifully until 2022.
Production Notes
The blend uses two of the five classic Bordeaux varietals. Cabernet Franc gives round fruitiness of raspberry and plum with soft elegant tannins. The Petit Verdot fleshes out the whole wine as it adds structure and weight to the mid-palate as well as color to the blend.