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Philip Carter Winery

2019 Cleve

2019 Cleve

The 2019 Cleve, our flagship wine, is back! An outstanding vintage of our flagship wine, the result of 2019 being one of the best years in Virginia in recent memory.

Experience this classic Tannat and Petit Verdot blend named for the historical estate of Charles Carter, one of the first recognized winemakers of Virginia.

Robust and full bodied, the 2019 Cleve is a stellar example of the best of what Virginia has to offer.  Petit Verdot contributes a solid acidity to this wine, providing structure in addition to the distinct earthy and savory flavors the variety is prized for.  Tannat, meanwhile, brings a fruitiness that presents itself most obviously on the nose and front palate of this wine.  Extended aging in oak is apparent on the nose and mid-palate, where vanilla notes can be found but do not mute the fruit.  The finish is very long, with the oak and seed tannins well integrated.  Pairs well with the richest foods such as steak, lamb, veal, sausage, and duck.  An excellent accompaniment to hearty cheeses.   

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SKU: 19Cl
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Fauquier County
Sugar
<2g/L
Acid
5 g/L
pH
3.6
Aging
Aged 14 months in 80% French Oak and 20% Virginia Oak.
Bottling Date
01/26/2021
Residual Sugar
0%
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Robust and full bodied, the 2019 Cleve is a stellar example of the best of what Virginia has to offer. Petit Verdot contributes a solid acidity to this wine, providing structure in addition to the distinct earthy and savory flavors the variety is prized for. Tannat, meanwhile, brings a fruitiness that presents itself most obviously on the nose and front palate of this wine. Extended aging in oak is apparent on the nose and mid-palate, where vanilla notes can be found but do not mute the fruit. The finish is very long, with the oak and seed tannins well integrated.
Vineyard Notes
A blend of 50% Petit Verdot and 50% Tannat.
Production Notes
142 Cases Produced.
Winemaker Notes
An outstanding vintage of our flagship wine, the result of 2019 being one of the best years in Virginia in recent memory. Aged 14 months in 80% French Oak and 20% Virginia Oak. The two varietals used here compliment each other extremely well, as Petit Verdot provides more savory characteristics and strong acidity, while Tannat contributes more fruit notes.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with the richest foods such as steak, lamb, veal, sausage, and duck. An excellent accompaniment to hearty cheeses.

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