Bitner Vineyards 2012 Reserve Petit Verdot Merlot, Snake River Valley, $32

By on December 19, 2016

Longtime Idaho grower Ron Bitner works with Sunnyslope winemaker Greg Koenig to craft this delicious Bordeaux-style red blend that leads with Petit Verdot and backed by Merlot (40%) from the vines planted along Plum Road. Bold, dark, dense aromas of molasses, plum and black cherry are backed by flavors of red fruit, tobacco and a hint of oak. Ample acidity and well-managed tannins complete the structure that was deemed worthy of a gold medal at the 2016 Idaho Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 173 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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