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Rdv Vineyards Rendezvous 2011

Rdv Vineyards Rendezvous 2011

My first Virginia wine, this particular bottle was a gift from a dear friend. First impression—it's developed nicely, with brooding black cherries and plums lending weight to lighter aromas of cedar, earth, spice and pink peppercorn. The 2011 Rendezvous is a polished blend of 69% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Petit Verdot and certainly, it display's Merlot's classic silkiness and fine tannins wrapped around a juicy core. There is a touch of black tea tannin and dried leaves on the finish. 13.5% ABV Rdv Vineyards 9.0 Points...