Producer: Colterris Wines
Region: Grand Valley AVA
Blend: 94% petit verdot, 6% cabernet sauvignon
TA: 5.6 g/l
Production: 199 cases
* Review sample provided by the winery
Colterris Wines 2016 Petit Verdot
As I work my way through the winners from the 2018 Colorado Governor’s Cup, this petit verdot was an early standout.
Dark, brooding fruit – think the ripest of blueberries and black currants – is accented by notes of dusty white pepper, high-tone purple flowers and wet earth on an intense and nicely complex nose.
It wears it's 14.9% abv very well, showing concentrated intensity in its black and blue fruits. At first, all that fruit is a bit monolithic, but with some time in the glass, layers of smoke beef, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate and peppery spice. Despite its richness, it's balanced beautifully by a bit of fresh acidity.
It was a great accompaniment to rare, grilled ribeyes and at $24, it seems like a great deal in an age-worthy red.