Clunky but interesting

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Brand NameWilliamsburg Winery
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Wine NameGabriel Archer
Vintage (Year)2009
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$30 - $50
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

Anything with Petit Verdot in it I have to try because it is such a phenomenal grape, but the issue with it is that it is too strong as well.  More than 5% of it in a wine and it will take over like a beast.  This wine is 44% Petit Verdot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec, 12% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc.  The nose hits you with nothing but leather and the taste is pure smoke and tobacco.  It's not bad, but it's not great.  But it probably does go great with bacon.


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