Full Review

Barboursville

Barboursville
2013 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$31.99
Cellar Selection

Barboursville
2013 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Bright dark black garnet color. Bright, smoky aromas and flavors of grilled fruits and yams, smoked nuts, and burnt sugar with a glycerous, crisp, dryish medium-full body and a warming, intricate, medium-length vanilla yogurt, honey roasted cherries and root vegetables, and cedar finish with chewy, earthy tannins and moderate oak. An interesting, smoky, savory red that will excel with bbq.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, oaky, savory & funky
Aroma Aroma: grilled fruits and yams, smoked nuts, and burnt sugar
Taste Flavor: vanilla yogurt, honey roasted cherries and root vegetables, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Brisket, BBQ Pork, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting, smoky, savory red that will excel with bbq.

The Producer

Barboursville Vineyards

The Producer
PO Box 136
Barboursville, VA 22923
USA
1 540-832-3824

Petit Verdot

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Petit Verdot is a red Bordeaux variety, one of five permitted in a Bordeaux classified wine. It is almost never seen as a stand-alone variety in this region, instead it is a blending component, used primarily to add color to the wine.

The grape's deep, inky purple hue is quite remarkable and perhaps for that reason, it has attracted a handful of producers in California as a stand-alone wine. It is also used in small amounts as a blending grape in certain powerful California reds. The grape is also grown in Chile and Spain.

The flavors are of blackberry, black cherry and plum along with light black spice. Tannins are moderate as is acidity. Pair a Petit Verdot with robust dishes, be it game birds or venison.