Petit Verdot is one of the five classic Bordeaux varietals, known for its deep color and rich dark fruit flavors. Our 2021 Petit Verdot is true to style displaying classic blueberry and mulberry aromas with a hint of grilled spices. On the palate, well-integrated tannins mix well with the fruit, giving a layered complexity of flavor and a pleasant lingering finish. This is a special wine for us and one we have wanted to produce for some time. Production is limited to 100 cases.
In the early 1720’s, Dodon’s estate was planted with Oronoco- a heavily scented variety of tobacco, favored by continental Europeans. Oronoco is the name of Dodon’s Cabernet Sauvignon-led Collector’s wine, reflecting the tobacco-like aromatics typical in this grape variety.
Variety: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Cabernet Franc, 24% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
Vinification: Hand harvested, destemmed and sorted, free run juice fermented in stainless steel tanks with pump overs, 30-day maceration, and aged for 21 months French oak
In 1743, Dodon’s thoroughbred, Dungannon won the first recorded horse race in Maryland, the Annapolis Subscription Plate. The Dodon’s Collector’s Series Merlot-based red blend holds the namesake today.
Variety: 82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet
Vinification: Hand harvested, destemmed and sorted, free run juice fermented in stainless steel tanks with pump overs, 30-day maceration, and aged for 21 months in French oak
In the 1890s, a charter was created to build a railroad through the southwest corner of the farm, connecting Baltimore to Drum Point Lighthouse in South County, Maryland. By 1929, despite miles of rail bed that had been prepared, the project had been abandoned. Today Drum Point lends its name to Dodon's Collector's Series white blend. %%sep%% Variety: 65% Chardonnay, 35% Sauvignon Blanc %%sep%% Vinification: Hand harvested, destemmed and sorted, fermented separately and blended together, and aged for 11 months in French oak
To salute the truth conjures a desire to embrace the verities of life and to live with fervor, courage, and conviviality.
Dodon wines are the product of our relationship with nature– even in challenging vintages. Dodon’s first fortified wine, Salute the Truth, is no exception. After devasting rainfall during August and September of 2018, the fruit and the resulting red wine lacked concentration and depth. Rather than bottle a wine with these characteristics, we distilled half the wine into brandy, and blended it back into the Merlot that remained in the cellar. After nearly two years in barrel, we let the wine mingle with small quantities of fresh Merlot berries during the 2021 harvest, adding body, sweetness and depth to the final blend. It rested in barrel for seven more months before bottling. Because it can be served with sweet and savory foods, it is one of our favorite wines to pair.
Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Vinification: Hand harvested and sorted. Dodon–grown wine was distilled at McClintock Distillery and then used
to fortify estate-Merlot, and aged in French oak for 3 years.
As Dodon’s “friends and family” offering, Stocketts Run is characterized by a light, easily accessible style that is suitable for many occasions, everything from a summer picnic to family dinners!
Variety: 73% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc
Vinification: Hand harvested, sorted, and destemmed, cold soak followed by gentle maceration, and aged one year in French oak
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