Tonight for dinner we had filet mignon, mashed potatoes, and mixed steamed vegetables. We searched the wine rack for a Virginia wine to compliment the meal and came upon the 2007 Petit Verdot from Vintage Ridge. We remember purchasing this wine and wondered if maybe it needed more time on the rack. We decided to go ahead an open it and have it with dinner.
Right off we noticed the dark, inky color. That’s always a good sign for a petit verdot. Then we gave it a sniff and noticed an earthy nose. I like to describe it as dirt but Warren tells me that isn’t the nicest thing to say. Either way, I got dirt. Warren noted bacon. Then in the mouth we noticed dark plum, dark fruit, and a tannic presence. When we had it with the fittest it actually showed itself in a better light. The deep dark flavors complimented the filets. In the end this was a really nice wine that went well with our meal. We haven’t been to Vintage Ridge lately but clearly it’s time to return and see what is new. if you visit Vintage Ridge, tell them Virginia Wine Time sent you!