Full Review

Spangler

Spangler
2015 Petit Verdot, Southern Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35
Cellar Selection

Spangler
2015 Petit Verdot, Southern Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Black violet color. Elegant aromas of blackberry pie, violet, cacao nib, and hint of pine with a tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, complex, long charcoal, chocolate-covered blueberries, black tea, hazelnut, and vanilla cream finish with moderate oak flavor. A brooding yet juicy petite Verdot that displays exceptional balance and drinkability.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex, Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: blackberry pie, violet, cacao nib, and hint of pine
Taste Flavor: charcoal, chocolate-covered blueberries, black tea, hazelnut, and vanilla cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A brooding yet juicy petite Verdot that displays exceptional balance and drinkability.

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.