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Spangler

Spangler
2014 Petit Verdot, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38
Cellar Selection

Spangler
2014 Petit Verdot, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Black violet color. Aromas of polished wood, dried figs and dates, balsamic reduction, and no. 2 pencil with a chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a peppery, distinctive, long baked prunes, rich baking spices, fine leather furniture, oregano, and cured meats finish with firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A appetizing, brawny Petit Verdot for excellent rich meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: polished wood, dried figs and dates, balsamic reduction, and no. 2 pencil
Taste Flavor: baked prunes, rich baking spices, fine leather furniture, oregano, and cured meats
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Dry Aged Sirloin Au Poivre, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A appetizing, brawny Petit Verdot for excellent rich meals.

The Producer

Spangler Vineyards

The Producer
491 Winery Ln
Roseburg, OR 97471
USA
1 541-679-9654

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.