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Petite Verdot is a brilliant grape for blending and on its own!

When I opened this 2014 Petite Verdot from Dumas Station I was awestruck how it glided smoothly across the pallet with a deliciously long finish!  Petite Verdot is usually a blending grape, when you find a single varietal, explore its beautiful aroma and flavor.


I paired this bottle with a grass-fed grass-finished Beef Filet and rosemary herb roasted mushrooms for a decadent meal. Do not get stuck in a rut and keep buying the same thing, try something new this week like a Petite Verdot!

Cheers!

Denise

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