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Williamsburg Winery

Williamsburg Winery
2013 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49.00
Cellar Selection

Williamsburg Winery
2013 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8%
Dark deep purple color. Lively, fruity aromas and flavors of spicy berry compote, buttery vanilla toffee, floral honeycomb, and ink with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length roasted beets, toasty cedar, delicate spice, and nut skins and shells finish with dusty, woody tannins and moderate oak. A very nice, dry and savory red wine.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, oaky, savory & rich & full
Aroma Aroma: spicy berry compote, buttery vanilla toffee, floral honeycomb, and ink
Taste Flavor: roasted beets, toasty cedar, delicate spice, and nut skins and shells
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Leg of Lamb, Well-Marbled Steak, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very nice, dry and savory red wine.
The Producer

The Williamsburg Winery

The Producer
5800 Wessex Hundred
Williamsburg, VA 23185
USA
1 757-258-0899
Petit Verdot
Wine Glass Cabernet.jpg
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.
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