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Williamsburg Winery

Williamsburg Winery
2015 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .35%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$49

Williamsburg Winery
2015 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .35%
Violet color. Herbal aromas and flavors of dill pickles, marinated tomatoes, coriander, and garlic scapes with a slightly chewy, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length finish with nuances of cedar chips with moderate oak flavor. A wine with great pickling spice and herb character that will be fun to pair with.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dill pickles, marinated tomatoes, coriander, and garlic scapes
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of cedar chips
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hot Dog, Corned Beef Sandwich, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wine with great pickling spice and herb character that will be fun to pair with.

The Producer

The Williamsburg Winery

The Producer
5800 Wessex Hundred
Williamsburg, VA 23185
USA
1 757-258-0899

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.