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2019 Barren Ridge Vineyards Petit Verdot "Shenandoah Valley"

Barren Ridge 2019 Petit Verdot

Winery: Barren Ridge Vineyards

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Shenandoah Valley"

Wine Category: Petit Verdot

Grape blend: 100% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Shenandoah Valley

State or country: VA

Price: $35

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 25, 2023

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Petit Verdot opens with a boysenberry bouquet with hints dried herb, violets, and a touch of coconut. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round, lively and juicy. The flavor profile is a blend of stewed red plum, stony minerality, black cherry, and black pepper with notes of cedar and loam. We also detected hints of dark chocolate and clove. The finish is quite dry and its substantial tannins last for quite some time. We would decant this Petit Verdot for quite a while before serving it with a well-managed ribeye. Enjoy - Ken & Mark

Winemaker Notes: 2019 Petit Verdot – Big, bold, and rustic. 100% estate grown, this wine is fruit forward and is well structured. This wine will age gracefully in years to come, mellowing out its initial intensity and giving way to a bouquet of dark fruits, herbs, and spices. On the nose it features violet, smoked plum, cassis, and earthy notes of Virginia clay and aromatic sage. On the palate, this wine features red fruit followed by black with sage on the mid palate. Rustic and robust, this wine will continue to develop and grow on the palate...smoky & dark plum notes carry the wine towards the finish with some light earthy notes, white pepper, and clove. Earthy, dense, and complex with surprising freshness and length. Good acidity gives the wine a nice structure. Tannins will soften and flavors evolve with proper bottle aging.

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