…thoughtful combo of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. I really believe more wineries would create these non-traditional blends were it not for the 75% varietal-bottling rule and the fact that most Americans seem to need the reassurance of a varietal name and not a proprietary one. We writers and educators are going to have to work on that.
Anyhow, here's the list. Have a great weekend! Back on Monday morning with some interesting …
I was digging around Jimmy's in Dallas this week and saw a Petite Verdot from Lazio. It was a special order so I couldn't pick up a bottle of it. But I was intrigued. Several weeks before at a dinner for the wine judges at the Dallas Morning News wine competition, we all brought bottles of wine to share. I brought some old stuff, but thought we needed a wine or two in which we could warm our palates up with. Tenuta San Leonardo is famous for their eponymous wine, which has …
" Weight-wise the 2002 is reminiscent of the 1999 Margaux. However, the 2002, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, reveals some of the stylistic characteristics of the 1996... The color is a healthy deep ruby/purple, and the aromas reveal notes of black currants, liquorice, dried herbs, vanilla, and loamy soil... it is a lustrous effort from this notable estate so meticulously run by the Mentzelopoulos family and their brilliant administrator, …
…vinifera clones of Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Verdot. With the expertise of world-renown viticulturist and consultant, Lucie Morton, the best varietal was matched to the rootstock and selected to each site to ensure that the resulting wine would be world-class exceptional.
Karamoor makes great wines, and we're expecting even more from them!
…2010 Figgins Estate Red Wine (/ / Petit Verdot), , $ 85
2010 Cadaretta Windthrow (/ / ), , $ 50
If you live in the Taste Washington on March 29-30 at CenturyLink Event Center. With that said, if you haven't …area, you'll have another opportunity to taste Walla Walla wines as well as many more wines from around the state of later this month. Make plans to attend
…with modest concentration and a slightly creamy finish in its youth ."
Petit Verdot 2010 - 88 points - " A nice performance for this mono-varietal this year, it may be the best ( Petit Verdot) yet from the winery . "
This wine was imported by Sigva Partner AB.
Colour : Dark red, blue hues
Taste : Tobacco, blackcurrant, herbs, plums, milk chocolate, cedar (decant for an hour to open up)
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : 270 SEK
Systembolaget Number : 97137
…% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 28% Petit Verdot. Aged in French, American and Hungarian Oak, the ratio is 43% new oak, 14% one year old oak; 29% two year old oak; and 14% three year old oak. The winemaker's tasting notes are as follows: The 2010 Adagio is a very bold upfront wine with loads of jammy fruit. The blackberries and blueberry notes are accentuated with some elegant mature darker fruit such as figs, dates and prunes. There is a hint of spice (warm cinnamon) …
…Cabernet Sauvignon , 11% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. Deep, dark purple. Outstanding nose of black cherry, earth, and leather. On the palate, it has an amazing set of complex flavors including black cherry, other black fruits, a spice box with cinnamon and black pepper, and even a yummy vegetal note. Full-bodied, almost creamy, with crisp acidity, a good, dry tannin level and an extremely long finish. A fabulous, well-balanced wine that should reward further cellaring. …
Ch. Beychevelle's 2009 has a beautiful nose of ripe bramble fruit and dark cassis and a smooth but highly concentrated palate of both red and black fruits. The Merlot content ( 44%) is surprisingly well-balanced here, considering the turbo-charged nature of some of the Right Bank wines. Beychevelle have blended it perfectly with their 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot to make a truly harmonious wine.