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93 • Rotta Winery 2006 Petite Verdot, Paso Robles $26.
Garnet with a charcoal gray cast. Rich cherry pie, banana taffy, and spicy praline aromas with a satiny, fruity medium-full body and a juicy, lively berry and spiced apple and nut driven finish with crunchy tannins. A delicious crowd pleasing red. (tasted on Aug-09-2012)
91 • Roza Ridge Vineyards 2009 Petit Verdot, Rattlesnake Hills $20.
Garnet black color. Smoked nut, dried meat, dried cherries, and roasted coffee with a silky fruity-yet medium-to-full body and a mocha gelato, anise, and a berry pie finish. Delicious and balanced. (tasted on Aug-09-2012)
90 • Pend d'Oreille 2009 Freepons Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Washington $30.
Deep garnet purple color. Aromas of spiced plums, dried violets and lavender, and berry gelato with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a banana custard, pomegranate ice, charred nut and firm, dusty tannin finish. (tasted on Aug-09-2012)
88 • Canyon Wind 2009 Petit Verdot, Grand Valley $25.95. Cellar Selection.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep purple color. Aromas of blueberry compote, vanilla cream, and spicy nougat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and tangy, chewy spiced apple, beet, and tobacco accented finish. (tasted on Aug-09-2012)