Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wine Review: Lieb Cellars Reserve Petit Verdot 2014

Lieb Cellars is back yet again on the blog for Round 3! To read all the reviews I've done on this Long Island winery, as well as their great story, check out A Brief History of Lieb Cellars - On the North Fork of Long Island, New York!

This go around I'll be tackling two Bridge Lane label items, 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Rosé, and two Lieb Cellar label items, 2015 Reserve Pinot Blanc and 2014 Reserve Petit Verdot.

Do you even Petit Verdot, bro? I can't believe I just said that but I just had to. Petit Verdot is the new Petite Sirah: everybody loves it and they just don't know that they do. So when Lieb and I decided that it was time to rekindle passions of lust, I had to give their PV a try. It's not just the magical blender anymore. It's rising as a varietal to be reckoned with. This one was hand harvested, aged in Hungarian oak for 10 months, and has an ABV of 13.2%.

The color is a dark purple with vibrant violet edges. Aromas of black table pepper, clove, jammy blackberries and pipe tobacco are rising up out of the glass. The wine is full bodied with a rich and lush mouthfeel and silky tannin. There's flavors of blackberries, juicy plums and vanilla.

The finish is absolutely brilliant. Silky and beautiful with fleshy blackberries, fine black table pepper, and a burst of acidity bringing tart cranberries, that seems to go on forever. I keep drinking it just to get back to the finish.

Awesome. Just awesome.

Price: $35
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.


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