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2013 Estate 1856 Petit Verdot "Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards"

Estate 1856 2013 Petit Verdot

Winery: Estate 1856

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards"

Wine Category: Petit Verdot

Grape blend: 98% Petit Verdot & 2% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $36

Cases produced: 125

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: September 15, 2016

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Petit Verdot opens with a blackberry and dark chocolate bouquet. I also detected hints of oak and blueberry in the background. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, dense, slightly acidic and nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is blackberry with notes of black licorice, mild minerality and dark chocolate. I also picked up some hints of faint black cherry and oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are nicely managed for this varietal. I would enjoy this wine with a New York Strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Savor the captivating aromatics of concentrated blackberry with traces of dark chocolate, caramel, fresh ground coffee, and coconut. The silken entry and lush monthfeel showcase layers of delicious dark berry and creamy mocha, along with hints of ripe dark cherry, Valrhona chocolate, and restrained black pepper. Supple tannins and fine-grained oak remain in the background, providing structure without interfering with the luscious, elegant flavors. Still young, yet already reflecting its beautiful heritage, we do recommend decanting and allowing the wine to breathe for at least 30-60 minutes. Try pairing this lovely wine with hanger steak with a shallot cherry sauce, or a garlic and rosemary infused leg of lamb.

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