Full Review

Spangler

Spangler
2016 Petit Verdot, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$39

Spangler
2016 Petit Verdot, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of fresh-baked gingerbread, spiced plum, canary wood, violet, black pepper, and berry studded fritters with a velvety, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, complex, very long finish manifesting shades of eclair with moderate oak flavor. A superb example of Petite Verdot with in-check tannins and a wildly aromatic, exotic nose.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fresh-baked gingerbread, spiced plum, canary wood, violet, black pepper, and berry studded fritters
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of eclair
Sweetness Sweetness: 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 superb example of Petite Verdot with in-check tannins and a wildly aromatic, exotic nose.

The Producer

Spangler Vineyards

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

Their Portfolio

85 Spangler 2015 Chardonnay, Southern Oregon 14% (USA) $21.00.
89 Spangler 2013 Zinfandel, Southern Oregon 14.6% (USA) $28.00.
90 Spangler 2013 Malbec, Southern Oregon 13.8% (USA) $30.00.
89 Spangler 2013 Cabernet Franc, Southern Oregon 13.7% (USA) $28.00.
85 Spangler 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Southern Oregon 13.9% (USA) $28.00.
88 Spangler 2013 Claret, Southern Oregon 14.4% (USA) $28.00.
94 Spangler 2014 Zinfandel, Oregon 15.5% (USA) $28.00.
93 Spangler 2014 Sangiovese, Oregon 13.9% (USA) $28.00.
80 Spangler 2013 Tempranillo, Oregon 13.9% (USA) $28.00.
88 Spangler 2014 Tempranillo, Oregon 14.2% (USA) $28.00.
93 Spangler 2014 Cabernet Franc, Southern Oregon 14.8% (USA) $28.00.
90 Spangler 2014 Merlot, Oregon 13.9% (USA) $28.00.
92 Spangler 2014 Petit Verdot, Oregon 14.9% (USA) $38.00.
91 Spangler 2014 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oregon 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
90 Spangler 2015 Carmenère, Southern Oregon 14.2% (USA) $28.00.
90 Spangler 2014 Claret, Southern Oregon 14.2% (USA) $28.00.
94 Spangler 2016 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oregon 14% (USA) $49.00.
89 Spangler 2016 Cabernet Franc, Southern Oregon 14.2% (USA) $28.00.
89 Spangler 2016 Merlot, Oregon 13.9% (USA) $28.00.
96 Spangler 2016 Petit Verdot, Oregon 13.5% (USA) $39.00.
95 Spangler 2016 Claret, Oregon 14% (USA) $28.00.
92 Spangler 2016 Carmenère, Southern Oregon 14.2% (USA) $35.00.
94 Spangler 2015 Petit Verdot, Southern Oregon 14.2% (USA) $35.00.

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.