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Yorkville Cellars

Yorkville Cellars
2016 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .01%
Organically Grown Grapes
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$34

Yorkville Cellars
2016 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .01%
Black garnet color. Inviting aromas of black cassis, candied cherry, leather, acacia, and rose petal with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, elegant, very long ripe plum, limestone, toasty scone, ginger, cinnamon-chocolate, and black licorice finish with drying, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A complex and serious Petit Verdot that will win over any lover of the varietal; drink now through 2035.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: black cassis, candied cherry, leather, acacia, and rose petal
Taste Flavor: ripe plum, limestone, toasty scone, ginger, cinnamon-chocolate, and black licorice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Flatiron Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and serious Petit Verdot that will win over any lover of the varietal; drink now through 2035.

The Producer

Yorkville Cellars

The Producer
25701 Hwy 128
Yorkville, CA 95494
USA
1 707-894-9177

Their Portfolio

86 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Randle Hill, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands .13.5% (USA) $24.00.
92 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Eleanor of Aquitaine, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
91 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Rennie Estate, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
91 Yorkville Cellars 2013 Reserve Rennie Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yorkville Highlands 14.5% (USA) $42.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2013 M-PV Same Vine Rennie Estate, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
88 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Rennie Vineyard, Merlot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Rennie Vineyard, Carmenère, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Randle Hill Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $19.00.
84 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Randle Hill Vineyard, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $22.00.
85 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Eleanor of Aquitaine Randle Hill Vineyard White Blend, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2014 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $46.00.
82 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $19.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard Amber Folly, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $28.00.
85 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Brut Rosé Rennie Vineyard, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 12% (USA) $36.00.
88 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Randle Hill Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $20.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $24.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard Eleanor of Aquitaine, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
88 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Merlot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
87 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Carmenère, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $38.00.
92 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Sparkling Brut Rosé, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 12% (USA) $36.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Rosé, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $22.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Rosé, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $22.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Rosé, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $22.00.
91 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Randle Hill Vineyard, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $26.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Randle Hill Vineyard Eleanor of Aquitaine, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
92 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
94 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Carmenère, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Merlot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
95 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 M-PV Same Vine, Malbec-Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands-Mendocino County 13.5% (USA) $42.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $48.00.

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.