Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot is a variety of red wine grape, principally used in classic Bordeaux blends. It ripens much later than the other varieties in Bordeaux, often too late, so it fell out of favour in its home region. When it does ripen, it is added in small amounts to add tannin, colour and flavour to the blend. It has attracted attention among winemakers in the New World, where it ripens more reliably and has been made into single varietal wine. It is also useful in 'stiffening' the mid palate of Cabernet Sauvignon blends.When young its aromas have been likened to banana and pencil shavings. Strong tones of violet and leather develop as it matures.
Posts about Petit Verdot
    • Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Lot 36 Petit Verdot 2012 - A Captivating Find

      The combination of grape, place and retailer made this wine just too intriguing to pass up. Petit Verdot from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California. Available for $14.99 exclusively at Trader Joe's. No info on bottle. 13.5% Alcohol. See all of our Trader Joe's reviews here. Don't miss yesterday's release of our Ultimate Gift Guide for Wine Lovers! Petit Verdot is a grape you don' ...

      Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 12 readers -
    • Round Peak Vineyards: North Carolina Winery Visit

      During our recent Thanksgiving holiday, we headed for wine country – but we traveled east and not west. As we returned from visiting family in High Point, North Carolina, we stopped in Yadkin Valley to check out Round Peak Vineyards. North Carolina has more than 140 wineries and that number has more than quadrupled since 2001. NC is 10th in U.S. wine production and third in wine tourism.

      Toledo Wines and Vinesin Merlot- 28 readers -
  • 2012 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

    Varietal: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 16% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot Region: Napa Valley, CA – USA Cost: $50 (SRP) Winemaker’s Note: Lush and smooth with a deep ruby red color and aromas of black cherry, red plum, and sandalwood that lift out of the glass. The wine has an inviting rich entry with a velvety texture and captivating notes of cassis, cocoa, and ripe wild berries.

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru- 5 readers -
  • Kettle Valley Winery proves reds can work in British Columbia

    …. “We were enjoying it, and we wanted to prove to ourselves and others that you could grow grapes here that people said you couldn’t do.” At this point, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and other cold-hardy varieties were being grown – along with French hybrids such as Maréchal Foch and Chancellor. Watts and Ferguson wanted to plant Chardonnay, Pinot Noir…

    Great Northwest Wine- 5 readers -
  • Nine Hats 2012 Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $25

    Just because this juice didn’t make the final of Randy Dunn’s Feather or Michel Rolland’s Pedestal doesn’t mean the wines aren’t delicious. Resident magician Gilles Nicault cast these lots into a marvelous potion of Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (21%), Syrah (7%), Petit Verdot (6%), Malbec (6%) and Carménère from warm Weinbau on the Wahluke Slope and Benches near Wallula Gap.

    Great Northwest Wine- 3 readers -
  • December 2014 Virginia Wine Chat – Trump Winery

    It’s that time again, time for another Virginia Wine Chat! This month our friend Frank Morgan visited Trump Winery and sat down with their winemaker, Jonathan Wheeler, to taste some wines, talk about their approach, and to get his thoughts on the Virginia wine industry as a whole. As usual, I’ve embedded the video below so you can check it out for yourself and we can get to my ...

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru- 4 readers -
  • A Visit to Cain Vineyard and Winery

    …, 14% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot. The fruit was sourced from Gallegos in Rutherford, Stanton in Oakville, Nord-Trio C in Yountville, York Creek from the Spring Mountain District and Truchard in Los Carneros. The alcohol weighs in at 14.1% and the retail price is $34 a bottle. 11,230 cases were produced, but all of that appears to have already…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Cabernet Sauvignon- 8 readers -
  • Collazzi Libertá Will Get Your Spirits Soaring

    - Collazzi Libertá 2012, Toscana Cost: $23-25 Balance usually is the key to any good wine, especially a blend. That is what you will find in the Collazzi Libertá, a delightful Tuscan blend. Some would call this wine a Super Tuscan because it focuses on the French grapes of Merlot and Syrah instead of the traditional Sangiovese. I prefer to just call it a super wine.

    Dennis Sodomka/ 2 readers -
  • Hess (The Collection Allomi) Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

    … full-bodied with tenacious tannin, good acidity, and good flavors which mirrored the nose, as well as dried cooking herbs and anise were complex enough to warrant the outstanding score. Finished long on mint, the trailing palate, easy spice notes, and a well integrated 14.4% alcohol. Varietals were 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Sirah and 2% Petit Verdot. Index-of-reviewed-wines Copyright 2010-2014 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger …

    Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-manin Cabernet Sauvignon- 19 readers -
  • Red Wines of Santa Rita

    …, for example, with petit verdot, petite sirah and pinot noir. Or, to go white, Triple M, with marsanne, melon de bourgogne and muscat of Alexandria. Well, ha ha, enough levity, because the “C” blend of this wine works to its advantage. The color is dark ruby, opaque, almost smoldering, at the center; a highly individual bouquet features notes of cedar…

  • Milbrandt Vineyards 2011 Northridge Vineyard Sentinel, Wahluke Slope, $55

    … The huge majority of Joshua Maloney’s wines for the Milbrandt brothers cost a fraction of this, but this Meritage-style blend is their top shelf bottling, and it comes from their prized Northridge Vineyard. The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (69%), Malbec (23), Merlot (5%) and Petit Verdot factors in much more Malbec than the 2010 vintage…

    Great Northwest Wine- 19 readers -
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