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Opaque

Opaque
2012 Petit Verdot, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30.00

Opaque
2012 Petit Verdot, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Ruby black color. Attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of melted butterfinger bar, berry pie a la mode, earth, and sage and bay leaf with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long chocolate orange peels, root beer float, and nut skin finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. An rich, concentrated red that will excel with spicy meat dishes.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Savory, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: melted Butterfinger bar, berry pie a la mode, earth, and sage and bay leaf
Taste Flavor: chocolate orange peels, root beer float, and nut skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak With Chimichurri, Lamb Vindaloo, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An rich, concentrated red that will excel with spicy meat dishes.
The Producer

Riboli Family Wine Estates

The Producer
737 Lamar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
USA
1 323-223-1401
Petit Verdot
Wine Glass Cabernet.jpg
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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