2013 Yorkville Cellars Petit Verdot "Rennie Vineyard"
Winery: Yorkville Cellars
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rennie Vineyard"
Wine Category: Petit Verdot
Grape blend: 100% Petit Verdot
Region: Yorkville Highlands
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 675
KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)
Review date: July 27, 2015
Wine Review: I love Petit Verdot when done well and this offering from Yorkville Cellars is terrific! It is pitch black colored and made from organic grapes. It opens with a fragrant blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and rich. The flavor profile is a ripe blueberry and boysenberry jam blend with notes of nicely integrated mild minerality. I also detected hints of clove, red beet and faint oak. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins stick around for quite a while. This Petit Verdot is amazing and a wine you should seek out! I would drink it solo by the campfire! Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Our 19th consecutive vintage of this wine that is difficult to find bottled as a varietal as there continues to be very few Petit Verdot wines produced in California. This vintage has attractive fragrant aromas of licorice and cloves and flavors of cranberry and red currants that help make us like it with game dishes; for example: duck breast, rabbit pate or venison. It also is a great match with barbecued food or more hearty dishes. Regardless, you can count yourself among the tiny minority of wine drinkers who have had the pleasure of tasting a Petit Verdot varietal wine.
Organic status: organic
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