Full Review

Corner 103

Corner 103
2018 Petit Verdot, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .41%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$60

Corner 103
2018 Petit Verdot, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .41%
Deep purple color. Aromas of berry compote, chocolate-covered caramels, and hints of rose with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, distinctive, long sassafras and black pepper finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A commanding, pure and instantly appealing Petite Verdot.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex, New World, Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: berry compote, chocolate-covered caramels, and hints of rose
Taste Flavor: sassafras and black pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A commanding, pure and instantly appealing Petite Verdot.

The Producer

Corner 103

The Producer
103 W. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-931-6141

Their Portfolio

86 Corner 103 2020 Grenache Blanc, Alexander Valley 14% (USA) $35.00.
87 Corner 103 2019 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma 13.8% (USA) $40.00.
88 Corner 103 2017 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.6% (USA) $55.00.
91 Corner 103 2020 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13% (USA) $30.00.
89 Corner 103 2018 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $55.00.
93 Corner 103 2018 Inspiration Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $75.00.
90 Corner 103 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 15.4% (USA) $60.00.
95 Corner 103 2018 Petit Verdot, Alexander Valley 15% (USA) $60.00.
90 Corner 103 2019 Malbec, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $55.00.
91 Corner 103 2019 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Central Coast 15.3% (USA) $50.00.
92 Corner 103 2019 Syrah, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2019 Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley 15% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2020 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma 14.5% (USA) $45.00.
87 Corner 103 2019 Marsanne-Roussanne, Alexander Valley 14.3% (USA) $35.00.
92 Corner 103 2019 Malbec, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
87 Corner 103 2021 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13% (USA) $30.00.
89 Corner 103 2020 Pinot Noir, Carneros 14.3% (USA) $55.00.
89 Corner 103 2019 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County 15% (USA) $55.00.
90 Corner 103 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 15.4% (USA) $65.00.
87 Corner 103 2021 Chardonnay, Carneros 14.2% (USA) $45.00.
89 Corner 103 2020 Moon Mountain District, Cabernet Franc, Sonoma County 14.9% (USA) $65.00.
90 Corner 103 2020 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County 15% (USA) $60.00.
88 Corner 103 2022 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13% (USA) $30.00.
88 Corner 103 2020 Allure Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $60.00.
92 Corner 103 2020 Inspiration Red Blend, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $75.00.

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.