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2012 Estate 1856 Petit Verdot "Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards"

Winery: Estate 1856

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards"

Wine Category: Petit Verdot

Grape blend: 98% Petit Verdot & 2% Malbec

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $36

Cases produced: 50

KWG Score: 94 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: March 11, 2015

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Petit Verdot is terrific. It opens with a blueberry and acai berry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and rich. The flavor profile is a tasty blackberry with notes of blueberry and black licorice. I also detected some minerality and oak towards the end. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are sticky and nicely prolonged. This is a perfect wine for a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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