Last night we had pasta with red sauce and paired it with the 2009 Petit Verdot from Blenheim Vineyards. This really is one of my most favorite wines. As many of our readers know, I’m a big fan of stand alone petit verdots. And even though I favor the 2008s, this 2009 is really amazing. We noted blackberries, cherry, and a nice floral bouquet. It has a smooth ending that makes you want another glass. It paired beautifully with our pasta and red sauce. And it continued to delight our senses even after the meal. However, since it has a screw cap remember to open it up a little while before you plan to enjoy it. We opened it up a good 30 minutes before our meal and it was just the right amount of time to let it breath. If you find yourself at Blenheim Vineyards anytime soon be sure to check out the 2009 Petit Verdot and tell them Virginia Wine Time sent you!