Full Review

Deadhead Red

Deadhead Red
2016 Petit Verdot, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
Sustainability in Practice Certified
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30
Cellar Selection

Deadhead Red
2016 Petit Verdot, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Meaty, roasted aromas and flavors of roasted meat and root vegetables, dark chocolate orange peels, roasted chestnuts, and dried flowers and clay with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of blueberry preserves, vanilla tapioca, floral honey, and cashew butter with silky tannins and light oak flavor. A complex, bright and engaging Washington red with a distinctive and very appealing flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, New World, Savory, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: roasted meat and root vegetables, dark chocolate orange peels, roasted chestnuts, and dried flowers and clay
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of blueberry preserves, vanilla tapioca, floral honey, and cashew butter
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Skirt Steak With Roquefort, Duck L’Orange, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, bright and engaging Washington red with a distinctive and very appealing flavor.

The Producer

Cottage Island Wines

The Producer
681 Woodland Dr.
Sandpoint, ID 83864
USA
1 208-610-3816

Their Portfolio

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.