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Barboursville

Barboursville
2014 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$31.99

Barboursville
2014 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Nearly opaque dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of spiced berry compote, grilled citrus, sandalwood, and chocolate fondue with a supple, bright, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length cranberry custard and spiced nuts and melon finish with moderate oak. A very solid, well balanced petit verdot.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Savory & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: spiced berry compote, grilled citrus, sandalwood, and chocolate fondue
Taste Flavor: cranberry custard and spiced nuts and melon
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, Lamb Curry, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very solid, well balanced petit verdot.

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.