Northwest Cellars 2014 Scooteney Flats Vineyard Petit Verdot, Red Mountain, $48

By on August 27, 2018

northwest cellars scooteney flats vineyard petit verdot nv label 1 - Northwest Cellars 2014 Scooteney Flats Vineyard Petit Verdot, Red Mountain, $48The Vinagium group planted the five major red Bordeaux varieties in this 33-acre parcel along the southern end of Red Mountain’s Sunset Road, and vintner Robert Delf pulled from the 3-acre Petit Verdot block for this reserve-style bottling. While there’s generous barrel influence to the aromas of toast and brown sugar, it comes with plenty of depth to the dark blue fruit and leather inside. Rich blackberry and blueberry flavors are met by rewarding tannins that are not overwhelming. Petit Verdot when released as a standalone wine can be massive, and while this is substantial, it’s nicely done, not overwhelming. Serve with lamb stew, pepper steak, mushrooms or Beef Bourguignon.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 33 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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