Full Review

Star In The Valley

Star In The Valley
2020 Petit Verdot, Shenandoah Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32

Star In The Valley
2020 Petit Verdot, Shenandoah Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of brett, black olive, and blackberry with a medium body and a medium finish revealing notes of leather, barnyard, and black olive and rose petal. A rich and funky example that will appeal to lovers of rustic wines.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: brett, black olive, and blackberry
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of leather, barnyard, and black olive and rose petal
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and funky example that will appeal to lovers of rustic wines.

The Producer

Star in the Valley Estate Winery

The Producer

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.