2004 Kent Rasmussen Petit Verdot Esoterica

Petit Verdot

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • High Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2020 (Edit)
CT77.2 21 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • Rich S Does not like this wine:

    June 4, 2020 - Not drinkable for my palate. Overly reduced and extracted, almost thick. All heat and stewed fruit and tar. Gross.

  • ilikepopcorn Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 5, 2017 - I absolutely cannot believe I bought this for $20 a decade ago. Complexity and finishhhhhhh.

  • Wicked Panda wrote: 88 points

    March 19, 2016 - Wow, this thing needed decanting in a big way. Don't drink for a few more years

  • bfm64 Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 2, 2013 - Upon opening there was a hint of "dirt" and mustiness; but after 15 minutes that element cleared. The nose was still a bit shy, but the powerful body was nicely present, with warm earthiness and plenty of dark fruit, tannins assertive but not overpowering. WIth a little chill to about 65 deg the wine came alive, and over the next 2 hours an incredible complexity emerged that made the drinkers at the table gush. Coffee, chocolate, tobacco, leather, exotic mushrooms, balanced with blackberries, even briefly ripe raspberries, cherries --- all there. Oak just bound the elements together and made for a fantastic tasting experience. After about 3 hours and one sip left, the complexity waxed a little. So drink this between 1 hr and 3 hrs and you won't regret it. I haven't had a $20 wine of this complexity and quality for a long time.

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  • PolarBear22 wrote:

    September 13, 2012 - Wait another few years. This needs more time to be ready.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kent Rasmussen
  • Varietal Petit Verdot
  • Designation Esoterica
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation High Valley
  • UPC Code 751116161566

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (4%)
  • In Cellars 84 (57%)
  • Consumed 58 (39%)

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