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Williamsburg Winery

Williamsburg Winery
2017 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$49

Williamsburg Winery
2017 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Indigo color. Funky, rustic aromas and flavors of plum butter, spice cookies, berry kombucha, and coconut cream with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that shows overtones of tomato leaf with chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A funky Virginia Petit Verdot with Old World vibes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky, Rich & Full & Old World
Aroma Aroma: plum butter, spice cookies, berry kombucha, and coconut cream
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of tomato leaf
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Blackened Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky Virginia Petit Verdot with old world vibes.

The Producer

The Williamsburg Winery

The Producer
5800 Wessex Hundred
Williamsburg, VA 23185
USA
1 757-258-0899

Their Portfolio

85 Williamsburg Winery 2016 Petite Fleur Limited Release, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $24.00.
88 Williamsburg Winery 2016 Limited Release, Petit Manseng, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $24.00.
88 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Adagio, Virginia 13% (USA) $75.00.
91 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Limited Release, Tannat, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $60.00.
86 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $49.00.
87 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Gabriel Archer Reserve Red, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $42.00.
88 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Trianon, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 12.3% (USA) $40.00.
BR Williamsburg Winery 2016 Wessex Hundred, Viognier, Virginia 12.4% (USA) $28.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Reserve, Merlot, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $40.00.
91 Williamsburg Winery 2015 Limited Release, Norton, Virginia 13.2% (USA) $39.00.
BR Williamsburg Winery 2015 Wessex Hundred, Petit Verdot, Virginia 13% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
92 Williamsburg Winery 2019 Wessex Hundred, Chardonnay, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $28.00.
88 Williamsburg Winery 2019 Limited Release, Chardonnay, Monticello 12.4% (USA) $28.00.
88 Williamsburg Winery 2019 Acte 12 Of 1619, Chardonnay, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
BR Williamsburg Winery 2019 Stainless Steel Fermented, Chardonnay, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $19.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Williamsburg Winery 2017 Trianon, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $40.00.
89 Williamsburg Winery 2017 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia 13% (USA) $49.00.

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.