Cellardoor Winery 2014 Petit Verdot, American, $24

By on June 12, 2018

Cellardoor Winery labels this Petit Verdot “American,” an unusual step, but it’s a winery in Lincolnville, Maine, that used Washington-grown fruit and its winemaker, Aaron Peet, is a graduate of Walla Walla Community College’s wine program. The wine opens with aromas of mocha, herbs, blackeberries and blueberries, then replays them on its lush palate, adding a hint of chocolate and spice, then finishing with nice acidity and smooth tannins. This won a gold medal and best of class at the 2018 Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 633 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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