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Pollak Vineyards Petit Verdot Monticello 2008

Member Review by ChipDWood:

Tried the Pollak 2008 Petit Verdot amidst some poignantly competitive company and it came out, to me at least, as the winner. There were other blends, "Meritages", and individual varietals that were both unique as well as performing at a high level- but it was the 2008 Pollak Petit Verdot that crossed that finish line as smooth as silk and ahead of everyone else in Mr. Jefferson's back yard. The nose is dense and concentrated, but inviting. It's when the wine reaches the palate and finds that sweet spot between one's cheeks and ears that this wine unfolds into a beautifully rich, structured, and complex animal that is a joy just to swirl. The finish is the best of it all- smooth and spice-box saturated I found myself gumming up and down, getting the very most out of the wine that was possible. If you need an example that Petit Verdot can stand on its own and become an integral thread in the tapestry that is shaping up to be the new Virginian style of wine making- you could do a lot worse than to try this example from Pollak Vineyards... in an "off" year. Their 2007 Meritage was also jammin. FYI.

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Pollak Vineyards:
Pollak Vineyards is a small family-owned winery founded in 2003 on a 98 acre site west of Charlottesville. Today twenty-five acres are planted in French vinifera with the intent of of producing estate grown wine that has the finesse and balance of traditional French wines. The more than 16,000 vines are hand-tended to achieve the best fruit. In the winery, many wines are made in small lots to c... Read more
Pollak Vineyards is a small family-owned winery founded in 2003 on a 98 acre site west of Charlottesville. Today twenty-five acres are planted in French vinifera with the intent of of producing estate grown wine that has the finesse and balance of traditional French wines. The more than 16,000 vines are hand-tended to achieve the best fruit. In the winery, many wines are made in small lots to control the process and and carefully coax the best fruit characteristics and blend of tannins. French oak is used for aging. A new winery opened in May 2008. It is spacious inside for production and tastings, and it has a large verandah and windows to showcase views of vineyards, pond and adjacent mountains. Read less

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Snooth User: ChipDWood
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09/27/2010

Tried the Pollak 2008 Petit Verdot amidst some poignantly competitive company and it came out, to me at least, as the winner. There were other blends, "Meritages", and individual varietals that were both unique as well as performing at a high level- but it was the 2008 Pollak Petit Verdot that crossed that finish line as smooth as silk and ahead of everyone else in Mr. Jefferson's back yard. The nose is dense and concentrated, but inviting. It's when the wine reaches the palate and finds that sweet spot between one's cheeks and ears that this wine unfolds into a beautifully rich, structured, and complex animal that is a joy just to swirl. The finish is the best of it all- smooth and spice-box saturated I found myself gumming up and down, getting the very most out of the wine that was possible. If you need an example that Petit Verdot can stand on its own and become an integral thread in the tapestry that is shaping up to be the new Virginian style of wine making- you could do a lot worse than to try this example from Pollak Vineyards... in an "off" year. Their 2007 Meritage was also jammin. FYI.



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