Gifford Hirlinger 2010 Estate Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley, $38

By on October 25, 2013

gifford-hirlinger-petit-verdot-bottleOf Mike Berghan’s big reds, this may be the boldest from his family’s estate program, yet it’s got the fruit to stand up to the heft. The nose packs in hints of black cherry, Dr Pepper, chocolate and toasted coconut. Inside, there’s density to the cherry, blackberry and dark plums that play well with assertive tannins, which give this enjoyable length. Those who enjoy a brawny Petite Sirah should have no trouble embracing this, which took  gold at this year’s Seattle Wine Awards.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 99 cases

Alcohol: 15.2%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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