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Purple Angel Colchagua Valley Carménère Petit Verdot 2015

Nose has very dark chocolate, roasted coffee bean, blackberry-blueberry mash, rose petals, slight mint, crushed black cherry and wet flint.

Palate has warmed plum, chocolate cake, vanilla tobacco, light cedar and light oak. Surprisingly the tannins are quite mellow, easily approachable in a very, very youthful state.

A very heavy bottle, you could easily knock someone into tomorrow with a well timed swing.

We paired with delightfully thick bone-in ribeye's on the grill, actually a great pair with a nice sear/char from a wicked hot grill (+600°F). Delicious, local grass fed cattle.

Suckling 99 points...Really? No one should be this drinking this before 2025, at least. I guess I have at least a baseline on what he thinks is the greatest Purple Angel to date. I agree, it is very good, but needs a lot of time, we have several, older vintages in the cellar just waiting for the right time.

I will certainly need to brush my teeth at least 2x after enjoying this wine. I'll have a 24hr check-in tomorrow, we're not finishing this on day one.
— 9 hours ago

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L. A. Cetto

Invierno Petit Verdot 2015

This is lovely. Deep with violet/earth tones. We paid less than $15 US for it in Todos Santos. — 6 days ago

Château Lascombes

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1976

From Magnum. Surprised this was so good. Lascombe was have some issues back then, but this certainly matured well. Smokey and earthy with some forest floor, but fruit still present. — a day ago

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Ingleside

Petit Verdot 2015

Blackberry, cherry, raspberry, currant, vanilla, plum and oak. Good structure and moderate tannins. — 15 days ago

L'Aventure

Estate Cuvée Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2007

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9.3

The 07 Estate Cuvée is a blend of; 49% Syrah, 37% Cabernet and 14% Petit Verdot.

The nose reveals, bright, ripe, ruby fruits of; mulberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, black plum, plum, blackberries and black cherries. Some black pepper, melted dark chocolate, mocha powder, vanilla, dark, rich soil, limestone minerals, dry sage, bay leaf, understated dark spice, dry crushed rocks, burnt ambers, incense, underbrush, soft leather & woody notes with loads of fresh, fragrant violets and lavender.

The body is; full, ruby, lush and voluptuous. The tannins are powdery dry with some meaty, stickiness. The structure and tension are still quite big. The length and balance are in the first phase of their good groove. It has another 6-8 years of very good drinking going forward. Dark currants-cassis, bright, ripe, ruby, jammy fruits of; mulberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, black plum, plum, blackberries, creamy black raspberries and black cherries. Warm blueberry pie, more black pepper on the palate then the nose, melted dark chocolate, mocha powder, vanilla, some clove, cinnamon stick, black licorice, sweet tarriness, dark, rich soil, moist clay, limestone minerals, dry sage, bay leaf, dark spice with some uplifting palate heat, dry crushed rocks, burnt ambers, incense, savory meats, underbrush, suede style leather, cedar with loads of fresh, fragrant violets and lavender. The acidity is round and beautiful. The long, rich, ruby, well balanced, voluptuous, nicely polished finish is delicious and persists on and on.

This is a wine where Southern Rhône meets Bordeaux.

Photos of; L’Aventure, Stephan Asseo-Owner and Winemaker, their beautiful cave and rolling hillside vineyard.
— 7 days ago

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Broken Earth Winery

Reserve Petit Verdot

Leather, Earthy, lavender. Super lavender on the nose, and dark fruit. Love this wine! — 4 days ago

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Petite Petit Lodi Petite Sirah Petit Verdot 2016

This Petite Sirah from Lodi is always enjoyable. Big and bold, spicy and tangy.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins.

Showing black fruits, chocolates, coffee, wood, vanilla, licorice, mocha, caramel and peppercorn.

Full bodied with a nice finish. Might be a little sweet for some.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— 22 days ago

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Hope & Grace

Napa Valley Petit Verdot 2014

Although the nose is a bit muted, showing only faint pencil lead and menthol, the palate is a big wash of blackberry, cocoa powder, and velvety tannins that last a good while...never thought a petite verdot could stand alone this well... — 3 days ago

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Casa Lapostolle

Clos Apalta Limited Release Carménère Blend 2010

Shay A
9.3

I opened expecting this to be pop and pour...I was wrong. By the end of the night, this needed 1-2 hours in the decanter to blossom. Clove, dark red and black fruit dominant, and sweet cherry pipe tobacco were the main notes I got from the aromatics. Still a bit gripping, powerful, and chalky on the palate. Herbal/leather driven balanced out by more dark fruit...plum, blackberries and just a touch of graphite. Lengthy and delicious finish. This can hold in this window a few more years easily. — 10 days ago

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I’ve had this twice. Yumalicious
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@Shay A Great stuff, we have a bunch of early 2000's bottles, which all still drink young.
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Compared to the 2009, which I have consumed quite a while ago, I will certainly tell you that I really wish I had started drinking on these 2009s NOW, knowing that this 2010 wasn't really a pop and pour. I had a little bit of this one before I had to leave. So I was not able to experience it after it had been in decanter for about 2 hours when it was obviously drinking better. Still, my rating is a solid 93. On the youthful side, this one has a lot of darker black cherry and young tobacco notes with some very stiff leather type of influence and even a little bit of a foresty note. The tannin on the back of this has started to soften, although I can imagine how much it probably continue to do so after it had been sitting out in the decanter for a little bit. with the right cellaring, I still think this one has 10 years or so left. Nice pull @Shay A
9.3

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Napa Valley Petit Verdot 2013

Great grape, surrounds the palate with a smooth feeling. God Bless all 🙏 our military, 🇺🇸 — 22 days ago

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