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Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 6.08.48 PMAlmost all wineries offer some sort of wine club. The wine clubs can be monthly or quarterly and sometimes they offer wines that are not on the tasting room’s list. In some places they do special wine club member events. It is a simple way to create a base who will buy your wine and create some events to reward them for being loyal. At Cobbler Mountain Cellars, with 8 reviews, you might notice that we are wine club members and actually barrel sponsors.

Our most recent release for being a barrel sponsor is the new 2013 vintage of the Cobbler Mountain Cellars Petit Verdot from Delaplane, Virginia. Petit Verdot is a very small grape that takes a while to ripen is hard to grow in Virginia and in Bordeaux, actually. But when the grape is grown in these regions, it can usually lead to an expensive but rewarding bottle of wine.

It looks like on their website that it either has not been updated or this wine not released to the public. We are going to plan a trip pretty soon for a wine pickup so I will check then.

Once again, direct into my tasting notes:

Color – Deep dark red.

Nose – Crushed blackberries and blueberries.

Taste – More blackberries and blueberries with a hint of tobacco.

Finish – Medium to long with medium to high acid and bold crisp bright tannins.

Overall, a very young wine this is already so good. The fruit bursts with great delicate flavors that I am sure will develop overtime. We love this one and it is one of the best wines to come out of this small winery and boy do they make good wine.

Rating: A+