Full Review

Pollak Vineyards

Pollak Vineyards
2015 Estate Grown, Petit Verdot, Monticello

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30
Cellar Selection

Pollak Vineyards
2015 Estate Grown, Petit Verdot, Monticello

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Dark deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry jam, cured meat, chocolate ganache, and violet flowers with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a nuanced, medium-long finish that shows suggestions of bay leaf and thyme with earthy, dusty, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A full body, powerful red wine that will compliment any grilled meats; a real knockout from Monticello.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry jam, cured meat, chocolate genache, and violet flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of bay leaf and thyme
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Skirt Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full body, powerful red wine that will compliment any grilled meats; a real knockout from Monticello.

The Producer

Pollak Vineyards

The Producer
330 Newtown Rd
Greenwood, VA 22943
USA
1 540-456-8844

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.