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Spangler

Spangler
2020 Petit Verdot, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39

Spangler
2020 Petit Verdot, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of grilled sage, dried violets and lilac, plum, blueberry, cherry sauce, and cedar and leather with a round, lively, bone-dry medium body and a warming, charming, medium-length finish that shows accents of potpourri, red plum and anise, cherry and pink peppercorn, and aged balsamic with cherry. Rarely seen as a single varietal, this expression shows the rich floral, savory, and purple fruit tones that are great in a blend and more than good enough to be enjoyed independently.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: grilled sage, dried violets and lilac, plum, blueberry, cherry sauce, and cedar and leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of potpourri, red plum and anise, cherry and pink peppercorn, and aged balsamic with cherry
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rarely seen as a single varietal, this expression shows the rich floral, savory, and purple fruit tones that are great in a blend and more than good enough to be enjoyed independently.

The Producer

Spangler Vineyards

The Producer
491 Winery Ln
Roseburg, OR 97471
USA
1 541-679-9654

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.