About Petit Verdot Red Wine

About Petit Verdot Red Wine
Petit Verdot is a red Bordeaux variety, one of five permitted in a Bordeaux classified wine. It is almost never seen as a stand-alone variety in this region, instead it is a blending component, used primarily to add color to the wine.

Top Picks for Petit Verdot

Spangler 2016  Petit Verdot
96 points
$39
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of fresh-baked gingerbread, spiced plum, canary wood, violet, black pepper, and berry studded fritters with a velvety, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, complex, very long finish manifesting shades of eclair with moderate oak flavor. A superb example of Petite Verdot with in-check tannins and a wildly aromatic, exotic nose.
Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard Petit Verdot
95 points
$34
Black garnet color. Inviting aromas of black cassis, candied cherry, leather, acacia, and rose petal with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, elegant, very long ripe plum, limestone, toasty scone, ginger, cinnamon-chocolate, and black licorice finish with drying, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A complex and serious Petit Verdot that will win over any lover of the varietal; drink now through 2035.
Spangler 2015  Petit Verdot
94 points
$35
Black violet color. Elegant aromas of blackberry pie, violet, cacao nib, and hint of pine with a tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, complex, long charcoal, chocolate-covered blueberries, black tea, hazelnut, and vanilla cream finish with moderate oak flavor. A brooding yet juicy petite Verdot that displays exceptional balance and drinkability.
Pollak Vineyards 2016 Estate Grown Reserve Petit Verdot
94 points
$35
Dusty black violet color. Attractive aromas of ripe blueberry, maple pastry, herbs de provence, cinnamon potpourri, and violet with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long ripe plums, salami, caramelized onion tart, and vanilla frosting finish with no oak flavor. An inky, fruit-forward Petit Verdot that offers a balanced and complex dinner pairing.
Opaque 2015  Petit Verdot
93 points
$36
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of dried apricot, chocolate graham cracker, dates, espresso beans, and peony with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, captivating, medium-long finish with moderate oak flavor. A fruity and well-integrated Petit Verdot packed with rich flavors.
Gordon Estate 2015  Petit Verdot
93 points
$20.99
Dusty black violet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of dill, black raspberry liqueur, potted geranium, mint, and sage with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a sleek, brisk finish evoking suggestions of earth, roasted nuts, violet candies, and creme brulee with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. American oak stars in this juicy, fruity Petit Verdot
93 points $20.99
Jarvis 2014 Estate Petit Verdot
92 points
$165
Black violet color. Aromas of plum, shellac, carob, pastry with rose hip jam, and hints of bacon with a tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, intriguing, medium-long tawny port, nutella, and grilled nuts finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. Big, bold, beautiful.. this Napa Petit Verdot begs for a second sip and a grilled rib eye.
Deadhead Red 2016  Petit Verdot
91 points
$30
Deep purple color. Meaty, roasted aromas and flavors of roasted meat and root vegetables, dark chocolate orange peels, roasted chestnuts, and dried flowers and clay with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of blueberry preserves, vanilla tapioca, floral honey, and cashew butter with silky tannins and light oak flavor. A complex, bright and engaging Washington red with a distinctive and very appealing flavor.
Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Petit Verdot
90 points
$34
Black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry confection, cola, carnation, candied orange peel, wood shavings, and rooibos tea with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish that shows shades of sweet raspberry, acai and black pepper. A firm and fruity Petit Verdot for bold meals.
Opaque 2016  Petit Verdot
90 points
$40
Black violet color. Aromas of plum tart, lavender, black tea, dark chocolate, and clove with a tannic, crisp, bone-dry medium-full body and a peppery, medium-length graphite finish with firm, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bold and chewy red for the richest meals.