2017 Petit Verdot (750ml)
2017 Washington Petit Verdot
14.4% Alc. by volume
AVA: Columbia Valley, WA
Vineyard: Stillwater Creek - Wahluke Slope
100% Petit Verdot
**DOUBLE GOLD / BEST IN CLASS - 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition - 95pts**
Our 2017 Petit Verdot from Stillwater Creek Vineyard has big shoes to fill against its three-time award-winning 2016 PV older sister. The ’16 PV is BIG, BOLD and BRASSY (BTW - we only have 4 cases left as of this writing) – and LOVED by our Big Red drinkers. The 2017 Petit Verdot – softer, smoother, dark and jammy – and we anticipate it too will be showered with applause and awards from bold wine lovers.
Upon presenting, expect elegant floral aromas of violets and sage bounded by ripe dark fruits. The palate bursts with jammy ripe plum, black cherry, blackberry, boysenberry, and a delicate earthy-herbiness on the back palate. Because both the tannins and acids are fairly high in this varietal – you can expect a big punch of fruit - with only a moderate finish.
What to serve with this big beauty? Rich meat dishes, grilled steak, spicy pork, veal, lamb and game. Spicy foods tend to pair well with PV as well – Mexican Adobo, Beef with Mole and Sichuan Chicken or Thai Pad Prik. Vegetarians will enjoy Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms or Eggplant Moussaka with Mushroom Sauce and a glass of this beautiful red.
One last note...Stillwater Creek Vineyard sits on the Wahluke Slope perched above the Columbia River – “Wahluke” being Native American for “watering place”. We invite you to crack open a bottle of Adrice Wines’ 2017 Petit Verdot and become the favorite “watering place” for your friends and family!