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Deadhead Red

Deadhead Red
2015 Petit Verdot, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.6%
Sustainability in Practice Certified
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30.00
Cellar Selection

Deadhead Red
2015 Petit Verdot, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.6%
Deep purple color. Smoky aromas and flavors of dark roasted vanilla nuts, spiced melon, grilled berries, and charcoal and earth with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long chocolate blueberries, cedar incense, and creme brulee finish with fine, silky tannins and moderate oak. A seamless, lightly smoky and earthy petit verdot that will shine at the table.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted vanilla nuts, spiced melon, grilled berries, and charcoal and earth
Taste Flavor: chocolate blueberries, cedar incense, and creme brulee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Tagine, Venison, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A seamless, lightly smoky and earthy petit verdot that will shine at the table.
The Producer

Cottage Island Wines

The Producer
681 Woodland Dr.
Sandpoint, ID 83864
USA
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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.
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