Full Review

Barboursville

Barboursville
2014 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$39.99

Barboursville
2014 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty violet color. Aromas of spoiled butter, earth, fallen plum, and brown banana with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, snappy fruit chips finish with light oak flavor. A funky quaffer for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: spoiled butter, earth, fallen plum, and brown banana
Taste Flavor: fruit chips
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky quaffer for the table.

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.