Full Review

Gordon Estate

Gordon Estate
2015 Petit Verdot, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20.99
Cellar Selection

Gordon Estate
2015 Petit Verdot, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7% RS: <1%
Dusty black violet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of dill, black raspberry liqueur, potted geranium, mint, and sage with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a sleek, brisk finish evoking suggestions of earth, roasted nuts, violet candies, and creme brulee with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. American oak stars in this juicy, fruity Petit Verdot

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dill, black raspberry liqueur, potted geranium, mint, and sage
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of earth, roasted nuts, violet candies, and creme brulee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 6+ years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: American oak stars in this juicy, fruity Petit Verdot

The Producer

Gordon Estate

The Producer
671 Levey Road
Pasco, WA 99301
USA
1 509-547-6331

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.