Full Review

DH Lescombes

DH Lescombes
2012 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

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

DH Lescombes
2012 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Medium brown brick red color. Funky aromas of rubber, burnt nuts and berries, and lit match with a supple, crisp, medium body and a seamless, somewhat odd, fleeting cranberry, lit cigar, and cedar mulch finish with heavy oak flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: rubber, burnt nuts and berries, and lit match
Taste Flavor: cranberry, lit cigar, and cedar mulch
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended

The Producer

Southwest Wines

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

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.