Northstar

Columbia Valley Petit Verdot

9.06 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Petit Verdot
Lamb, Baking Spices, Potato, Pasta, Exotic Spices, Chicken, Herbs, Turkey, White Rice, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Beef, Onion, Soft Cheese, Duck, Pork, Beans & Peas, Tomato-Based
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

100% Petit Verdot that drinks well young is not easy. Northstar has done a pretty nice job with their 2013. They source the fruit from their Stone Tree vineyard on Wahluke Slope & Shaw vineyard on Red Mtn.. On the nose, ruby fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries & faint strawberries. Smoke, grilled meats, pepper, caramel, mocha, dry herbs and fresh & dry florals. The body and tannins are M-M+. The core of the fruit palate is black currants. Tarry notes, pepper, mocha, caramel, smoke, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, dry soil, dry crushed rocks powder, dry stems, dry herb notes, spice, leather, violets, dry dark florals with nice acidity. The round finish starts fruity then drys but has very good structure, length, tension & balance. Photos of; their estate Merlot vines, cellar stainless tanks and the estate fruit starting to go through veraison. In the Estate photo, you can see the smoke filling the valley skies from the wild fires in British Columbia.

100% Petit Verdot that drinks well young is not easy. Northstar has done a pretty nice job with their 2013. They source the fruit from their Stone Tree vineyard on Wahluke Slope & Shaw vineyard on Red Mtn.. On the nose, ruby fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries & faint strawberries. Smoke, grilled meats, pepper, caramel, mocha, dry herbs and fresh & dry florals. The body and tannins are M-M+. The core of the fruit palate is black currants. Tarry notes, pepper, mocha, caramel, smoke, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, dry soil, dry crushed rocks powder, dry stems, dry herb notes, spice, leather, violets, dry dark florals with nice acidity. The round finish starts fruity then drys but has very good structure, length, tension & balance. Photos of; their estate Merlot vines, cellar stainless tanks and the estate fruit starting to go through veraison. In the Estate photo, you can see the smoke filling the valley skies from the wild fires in British Columbia.

Aug 11th, 2017
Paul Weil

The Darkest Grape strikes again in this sublime Washington PV. Full-bodied, it hits hard with thick mocha tannins and a smooth cherry finish.

The Darkest Grape strikes again in this sublime Washington PV. Full-bodied, it hits hard with thick mocha tannins and a smooth cherry finish.

Jun 9th, 2016
Cindy Cammack

Very enjoyable. Nice fruit and smooth finish.

Very enjoyable. Nice fruit and smooth finish.

Mar 24th, 2022
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

Ok. Think we held this one a little too long. Had flavor but it kind petered out at the end.

Ok. Think we held this one a little too long. Had flavor but it kind petered out at the end.

Sep 21st, 2019
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

Still drinking very nice. Best with food right now.

Still drinking very nice. Best with food right now.

Sep 6th, 2018
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

Lots of fruit still left on this one. Drinks good alone or with food.

Lots of fruit still left on this one. Drinks good alone or with food.

Jun 4th, 2018