Petit Verdot

    Estancia 2011 Reserve Meritage, Paso Robles

    We cracked open this wine during a recent visit to Poco Piatti, our favorite tapas restaurant. We opened with a nice bottle of 2010 Stags Leap Artemis and as we settled in, we were ready for a nice accessible red wine to pair with our small plates. The Meritage is a flavorful blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.

    7 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

    2010 Couteau Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak

    Couteau (not be confused with Radio-Coteau) is Michael Manzagol and Reid Yalom, industry, tech and photo folks who make three wines... a Merlot, a lower priced (35.00) Red blend called Kitchen Block and this flagship Cabernet from Hossfeld vineyard (Carter) on Atlas Peak... this one includes some Merlot and Petit Verdot from the same site...

    6 readers - By Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine

      Drink Local Wine Week: The Importance of Vintage. Or Not.

      Dave McIntyre's WineLine - - 6 readers - Virginia and Maryland vintners have become adept at turning challenges into advantages. Case in point: The region’s variable climate. We get hot vintages, humid vintages, even hurricane vintages that have us looking for arks rather than barrels. (Anyone remember 2011?) Harsh winters can take their toll, as can late spring frosts. Cicadas, ladybugs, stinkbugs — yep, we get those too.

      Briar Valley’s Moment

      Pennsylvania Vine Company - - 6 readers - Briar Valley’s Moment Tod and Jean Manspeaker make memories (and good wine) in Bedford. Posted on October 21, 2014 by Guest Author Images via Briar Valley’s Facebook Page The following is a guest post from Rich Rocca, a Pittsburgh-area writer who blogs regularly as the Western PA Wine Pirate. Sweet wines pay the bills.

      2103 Cane And Fable Cabernet Sauvignon

      Wells On Wine - - 6 readers - Mr Jones (Field Recordings) and Mr Schalchlin (Sans Liege) got ahold of some fruit from a variety of Paso Robles sites including Boys Town, Falcone and McMahon... they added some Tempranillo and Petit Verdot to the mix and came up with an appealing and enjoyable value Cab that brings some ...

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