Full Review

Mira Winery

Mira Winery
2021 Estate, Petit Verdot, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .05%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$95

Mira Winery
2021 Estate, Petit Verdot, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .05%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of purple and black fruits, black cherry, baking spices, and Italian leather with a round, lively, dry medium-full body and a warming, captivating, medium-long finish that shows overtones of black cherry, blueberry, vanilla, and leather and spices with chewy, medium tannins and light oak flavor. Mouth coating and lush, densely fruited, smooth and savory; a well executed single varietal Petit Verdot.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: purple and black fruits, black cherry, baking spices, and Italian leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of black cherry, blueberry, vanilla, and leather and spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Mouth coating and lush, densely fruited, smooth and savory; a well executed single varietal Petit Verdot.

The Producer

Mira Winery

The Producer
433 Soscol Ave Suite A100-3
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 843-722-9670

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.