This rare, single vineyard (McClellan Estate) Petit Verdot takes some of the toughness out of the grape. It shows floral scents and accents, bright berry fruit, and finishing flavors of cracker and nougat. It's nicely balanced, with fine tannins and no bitterness.
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.