89

Hugely floral, violets fly up from the glass, followed by black fruits and graphite. Black fruits and violets lead on the palate, followed by the same pencil lead and grippy tannins. Red currants show on the mid-palate, a bright acidic lift that brings the violets back into focus. Drink with barbecued ribs. Recommended. 89 points.

WHO: Lucas & Lewellen
WHAT: Petit Verdot
VINEYARD: Valley View Vineyard
WHERE: California, Santa Barbara
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $32