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Stina’s Cellars

Stina’s Cellars
2013 Petit Verdot, Wahluke Slope

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$45

Stina’s Cellars
2013 Petit Verdot, Wahluke Slope

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5% RS: <1%
Dusty indigo color. Savory, vinous aromas of raisins and blueberry waffles, fruit cake, fallen plum, and pencil eraser with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length sweet tobacco, chocolate cake with pomegranate-balsamic reduction, honeycrisp apple, and sherried almonds finish with chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A rich, dry almost Sherry like red that will make for interesting pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Savory, New World, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: raisins and blueberry waffles, fruit cake, fallen plum, and pencil eraser
Taste Flavor: sweet tobacco, chocolate cake with pomegranate-balsamic reduction, honeycrisp apple, and sherried almonds
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Goulash, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, dry almost Sherry like red that will make for interesting pairings.

The Producer

Stinas Cellars

The Producer
9316 Lakeview Ave SW, Ste B
Lakewood, WA 98499
USA
1 253-227-9748

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.