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2007 Truchard Petit Verdot "Carneros"

Truchard 2007 Petit Verdot

Winery: Truchard

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Carneros"

Wine Category: Petit Verdot

Grape blend: 100% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 140

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: November 25, 2011

Wine Review: I really like Petit Verdot varietal wines when done well. This one from Truchard is a winner and a crowd pleaser. It’s a shame that there are only 140 cases. It is opaque and very dark purple colored wine opens with a fragrant blackberry and blueberry bouquet with a hint of mild oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and very smooth. The flavor profile is a mild blackberry with notes of gentle black currant and oak. It also detected a touch of strawberry mixed in as well. This complex Petit Verdot finishes dry and its fine tannins are food friendly. I would pair this wine with a Ruth's Chris New York Strip Steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A complex nose of violet, cranberry, and red currants; with hints of cedar and vanilla. The mouth is layered with bright flavors of plum jam, black cherry, and cassis. Round tannins fill out the palate and provide a long finish of fruit and spice.

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