Petit Verdot 2006 – Sandhill Estate Vineyard (Kelowna, BC, Canada)


  • My Rating: [C+]

Petit Verdot 2006 – Sandhill Estate Vineyard, 14.0% ABV, 750ml., (Kelowna, BC, Canada)

  • 2009 Canadian Wine Awards Silver

As you can probably tell I’m not much of a wine drinker, less so a red wine imbiber. I picked this one up on the recommendation of a friend while doing a winery road trip of the Okanagan Valley. I figured the shiny silver medal sticker 100% guaranteed that it would be good.

Wine VS Beer? Different beasts for different moods. Wine for a relaxing and chill meal, whereas beer for a refreshing pick-me-up. And beer is more enjoyable to chug; Burp.

Details about the Petit Verdot varietal via wiki:

  • mainly used in Bordeaux blends
  • ripens late but reliably in New world wines, therefore a single varietal is doable
  • typical young flavours of banana and pencil shavings, matured flavours of violet and leather

  • Style: (Petit Verdot) Single Varietal Vintage Red Wine
  • Taste: Thin sour-acidic raspberry smoky wet wood tannic-tart
  • Where I got it : @Winery
  • How much: $30 – 750ml., Summer 2010
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: of course no

Visual: Deep dark purple red

Nose: raspberry juice, violets, light smoke. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: deep sour fruit, light acidity, thin mouthfeel

Mid-palate: (lvl-1)-sweetness, medium tart-tannic, continued acidity, (MAIN) raspberry, wet wood.

Finish: smoky fruity exhale, tart finish.

Summary: The nose was quite interesting but the taste didn’t quite live up to its promise. A rather thin mouthfeel and over-acidic character with an underwhelming fruity mids left this one unbalanced. Not lush, but thin.