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2009 Three Rivers Petit Verdot "Columbia Valley"

Winery: Three Rivers

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Columbia Valley"

Wine Category: Petit Verdot

Grape blend: 79% Petit Verdot & 21% Merlot

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $29

Cases produced: 280

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: May 14, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored Petit Verdot with a mild blue raspberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very smooth and balanced. The flavor profile is a tasty mild blueberry and gentle black cherry blend. I also detected a hint of minerality, herbs, and mild old oak. The finish is rather dry and its moderate dusty tannins are nicely prolonged. This wine would be perfect with a thick and juicy dry aged ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our 2009 Columbia Valley is impenetrably dark with powerful blackberry, blueberry, and black cherry aromatics. It is thick and commanding with ripe fruit, minerals, a hint of cured meat, lush tannins and a long, strong finish. Enjoy our Petit Verdot with aged cheeses, pizza margherita, chicken tarragon, filet mignon with peppers or ravioli.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Three Rivers 2009 Petit Verdot.

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