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2012 Michael David Phillips Petit Verdot "Ink Blot"

Winery: Michael David Phillips

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ink Blot"

Wine Category: Petit Verdot

Grape blend: 90% Petit Verdot & 10% Petite Sirah

Region: Lodi

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 1,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Average Virtual Score: 95 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: October 15, 2014

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight purple colored Petit Verdot is terrific. It's a fruit bomb and a very over the top wine. It opens with a fragrant and inviting black cherry and dark chocolate cordial blend. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich and concentrated. The flavor profile is a ripe black licorice, blackberry, and dark chocolate blend. I also detected hints of black pepper, blueberry and faint oak. The finish is rather dry and its building tannins and fruit, stick around for a very long time. This wine is a perfect wine to consider with sharp cheddar cheese by the fireplace on a cold winters night. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Rich on the attack, but very elegant. All of the Inkblots are intense, yet complex and of the three, this shows the most elegance. Spicy, tangy ripe berries and a touch of licorice, but it’s in the finish that the fruit really sings.

Organic status: not organic

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