This is unusually smooth and silky for Petit Verdot, which is often used in small amounts for blending. This is 100% varietal, with the floral aroma of the grape matched to deep flavors of cassis and smoky espresso. The tannin management is spot on.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.