Full Review

DH Lescombes

DH Lescombes
2014 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$38

DH Lescombes
2014 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plum, vanilla candle, blood orange, coconut, and sumac with a lightly tannic, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-long finish manifesting accents of dark chocolate and roasted almonds with heavy oak flavor. A chewy New Mexico red for local flair; bright and buoyant with great table appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe plum, vanilla candle, blood orange, coconut, and sumac
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of dark chocolate and roasted almonds
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy New Mexico red for local flair; bright and buoyant with great table appeal.

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.