Full Review

D.H. Lescombes

D.H. Lescombes
2012 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$38

D.H. Lescombes
2012 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Clear medium dull brick red color. Bright, rubbery aromas and flavors of rubber band, dark berry tart, chocolate mint, and cured meat and pickles with a satiny, bright, dryish medium body and a warming, interesting, crisp cherries, nutskin, and earth finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. An interesting gamey combination of fruit and earth.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky, fruity & juicy & smooth
Aroma Aroma: rubber band, dark berry tart, chocolate mint, and cured meat and pickles
Taste Flavor: cherries, nutskin, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Mushroom Spatzel, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting gamey combination of fruit and earth.

The Producer

Southwest Wines

The Producer
1325 Debaca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324

Their Portfolio

92 D.H. Lescombes 2013 "Renaissance" Limited Release, New Mexico 15% (USA) $30.00.
84 D.H. Lescombes 2012 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $38.00.
88 D.H. Lescombes 2010 Limited Release, Petite Sirah, New Mexico 15% (USA) $41.00.
88 D.H. Lescombes 2010 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, New Mexico 15% (USA) $36.00.
83 D.H. Lescombes 2012 Grand Cru, Syrah, New Mexico 13% (USA) $18.00.
84 D.H. Lescombes 2013 Pinot Noir, New Mexico 13% (USA) $18.00.
90 D.H. Lescombes 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 15% (USA) $24.00.
92 D.H. Lescombes NV "Ratafia" White Table Wine, New Mexico 13.1% (USA) $23.00.
89 D.H. Lescombes NV "Early Harvest" Brut, New Mexico 11% (USA) $13.00.
90 D.H. Lescombes NV "Imperial Kir", Chenin Blanc, New Mexico 11% (USA) $13.00.
88 D.H. Lescombes 2015 Chenin Blanc, New Mexico 12.9% (USA) $12.00.
91 DH Lescombes 2014 Chardonnay, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
84 DH Lescombes NV "H" Hervé, New Mexico 15% (USA) $38.00.
88 DH Lescombes NV "D" Danielle, New Mexico 13% (USA) $36.00.
88 DH Lescombes 2013 Limited Release, Mourvedre, New Mexico 15% (USA) $24.00.
84 DH Lescombes 2012 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $38.00.
84 DH Lescombes 2016 Rose of Syrah, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $13.00.
84 DH Lescombes 2015 Semillon, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 DH Lescombes 2014 Pinot Noir, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $18.00.
84 Soleil Mimosa Classic, American 8% (USA) $10.99.
90 Soleil Mimosa Pineapple, American 8% (USA) $10.99.
92 Soleil Mimosa Mango, American 8% (USA) $10.99.
85 Soleil Mimosa Pomegranate, American 8% (USA) $10.99.
91 St. Clair Winery 2014 "Bellissimo", New Mexico 11% (USA) $13.00.
89 St. Clair Winery 2014 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
87 St. Clair Winery 2014 Chardonnay, New Mexico 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 St. Clair Winery 2014 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
86 St. Clair Winery 2014 "Mimbres Red" Sweet Table Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $10.00.
86 St. Clair Winery 2015 "Mimbres Pink", Muscat, New Mexico 10.6% (USA) $10.00.
87 St. Clair Winery NV Port, New Mexico 19.5% (USA) $26.00.
83 St. Clair Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 13% (USA) $12.00.
86 St. Clair Winery 2014 "Bianca", Malvasia, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
82 St. Clair Winery 2014 Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
96 St. Clair Winery NV Kiva, New Mexico 19% (USA) $26.00.

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.