Full Review

Bordeleau

Bordeleau
NV Lot Number 2, Petit Verdot, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Bordeleau
NV Lot Number 2, Petit Verdot, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
Dusty garnet color. Fruity aromas of fruit punch, fresh tomato salad, basil, and grape leaf with a silky, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length figs, dates, parsley, and cocoa finish with moderate oak flavor. A rustic Petit Verdot that will be a real charmer at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Savory & Old World
Aroma Aroma: fruit punch, fresh tomato salad, basil, and grape leaf
Taste Flavor: figs, dates, parsley, and cocoa
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Venison Chops, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rustic Petit Verdot that will be a real charmer at the table.

The Producer

Bordeleau Winery

The Producer
3155 Noble Farm Rd
Eden, MD 21822
USA
1 410-677-3334

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.