Northwest Cellars 2013 Scooteney Flats Vineyard Petit Verdot, Red Mountain, $48

By on July 2, 2017

Totem Lake vintner Robert Delf has been producing standalone bottlings of this lesser-known Bordeaux for nearly a decade, shifting his focus recently from the Horse Heaven Hills to Red Mountain. This is a slightly lighter style of Petit Verdot, bringing aromas and flavors of Chukar Cherry, blackberry, Dr Pepper and mulling spices with restrained tannins and a finish of Montmorency cherry and sweet dill. Suggested pairings feature dense dishes such as pork with a plum or cherry sauce, Beef Bourguignon, Italian dishes with rich tomato sauces or dark chocolate.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 70 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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