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88 • Roza Ridge Vineyards 2008 Petit Verdot, Rattlesnake Hills $18.
Deep garnet violet color. Interesting aromas of smoked herbs, maple sap, mint pepper jelly, pomegranate, and smoked ham with a supple, lively dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, blueberry cobbler a la mode finish with fine juicy tannins. Vibrant and flavorful. (tasted on Feb-21-2011)
86 • Sawyer Cellars 2006 Petit Verdot, Rutherford, Napa Valley $54. Cellar Selection.
Aromas of cassis, pen ink, herbal mint tea, sundried tomato, and peppered chocolate with a supple, satiny dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, sweet pepper and spice finish with sticky, parchment-like tannins. (tasted on Feb-21-2011)
84 • Hannah Nicole 2007 Reserve, Petite Verdot, Contra Costa County $38. Cellar Selection.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet violet color. Aromas of dried cherry, Playdoh, pepper steak, and spicy Turkish taffy with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a cedar and incense ash accented finish with a big, chewy tannins. Give this some time. (tasted on Feb-21-2011)