Petit Verdot

    Meritage blending – Franciscan Magnificat $50

    …Napa Valley I just came out of a local wine shop after attending a great seminar on Meritage and Bordeaux wine blending. This was excellent to understand “Meritage”, it’s history, guidelines for varietals and how closely related it is to a Bordeaux blend. It brought me a greater appreciation to the wine makers, working to create that perfect…

    1 readers - By Simple Wine Talk

    2002 Dominus Estate Christian Moueix I’m a Christian...

    … 2002 Dominus Estate Christian Moueix I’m a Christian Moueix fangirl and I’m not afraid to show it! This wine is epic every time. Fruit leather and ripe, ripe fruit on the nose along with tobacco, leather, mint, eucalyptus, vanilla, dill, clove, mixed color peppercorns, plums, prunes, and cocoa. Just on the nose! Beautiful palate of cassis, plum, tobacco, leather, and mint with a green pepper finish! 5/5 bones $$$$$ Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot 14.1% abv Napa Valley, California, USA …

    4 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Il Fauno Di Arcanum, IGT, Toscana, Italy, 2008, 14% abv

    … Oh happy day – a Supertuscan wine from the Castelnuovo Beradenga region of Chianti Classico that has been declassified to IGT status because it’s a blend of 62 Merlot, 23 Cab Sauvignon, 8 Cab Franc, 6 Sangiovese and 1% Petit Verdot. This wine is clear and bright, deep ruby with legs.  The nose is clean and youthful with medium plus intensity…

    5 readers - By winellama

    Saving Our Grapes from Birds and Other Predators

    … that the sugar in the grapes would be just about perfect. I remembered the refractometer, but unfortunately, I could not find the grapes.  I searched the Petit Verdot rows, where I was sure I had seen small clusters hanging, and the Cab Franc rows, which I knew also had grapes hanging from the vines.  But there were none to be seen. It was kind of like…

    6 readers - By Project Sunlight - A Winemaker's Education

    Tess and Barb – Episode #306

    … In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews wine he purchased via Underground Cellar. Underground Cellar is an online wine service that offers deals with a time limit. The deal is one price that is equivalent to the least expensive wine in the deal with the chance of scoring an upgrade to a higher priced wine. Wines reviewed are the Non…

    3 readers - By Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine

    10 Best Petit Verdot Wines to Buy Now + 5 Surprising Facts about Petit Verdot

    … Petit Verdot is most famously associated with the Bordeaux blend, and is added to the blend to increase the tannin, colour and flavour. You’ll find my Top 10 Petit Verdot reviews and ratings here. 5 Surprising Facts about Petit Verdot: 1. It usually only makes up 1-3% of the Bordeaux blend, which also includes the grapes Cabernet Sauvignon…

    4 readers - By Natalie MacLean

    Ghost Pines 2011 Red Blend

    … I received this as a Christmas gift in 2013 (yeah I know – what took me so long?) and has a delectable blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah, Merlot & Sangiovese grape varietals from Sonoma County (56%), Joaquin County (23%) and Napa County (21%) which yielded a deep garnet color with an alcohol…

    7 readers - By The Wit Is Out

    Wine of the Week

    … Swiss entrepreneur Hans Nef founded Vina Robles in 1996, in northern San Luis Obispo County. Today’s Wine of the Week is the Vina Robles Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Paso Robles. The blend is 76 percent cabernet sauvignon and 24 percent petit verdot, all grapes derived from three estate vineyards; the wine spent 18 months in French oak barrels…

    4 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head