*8R* 2015 Ovid "Experiment No. P5.5" (Napa Valley, CA)
Varietal: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon 34% Cabernet Franc 14% Merlot 6% Petit Verdot
Region: Napa Valley, CA
We love the Experiment line from Ovid. They are literally just what they say - experiments in winemaking in which they test different theories and try to push the boundries for our tasting pleasure. The P5.5 was an experiment in aging, in which they tested blending wines from different sized aging barrels. The resulting wine had both freshness and integration, and showed how well wines aged differently can play together. This is a lush, full-bodied wine, but the vibrancy is there. The experiment worked!