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
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.
Narmada Winery 2016  Petit Verdot
90 points
$35
Black violet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of thai iced coffee, pork gyoza, peanut sauce, and dark chocolate with bacon pieces with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a sleek, charming, medium-long finish displaying notes of orange zest with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A unique, completely craveable wine with great roasty character.
Bordeleau NV Lot Number 2 Petit Verdot
87 points
$19
Dusty garnet color. Fruity aromas of fruit punch, fresh tomato salad, basil, and grape leaf with a silky, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length figs, dates, parsley, and cocoa finish with moderate oak flavor. A rustic Petit Verdot that will be a real charmer at the table.
Stina’s Cellars 2013  Petit Verdot
87 points
$45
Dusty indigo color. Savory, vinous aromas and flavors of raisins and blueberry waffles, fruit cake, fallen plum, and pencil eraser with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish conveying notes of sweet tobacco, chocolate cake with pomegranate-balsamic reduction, honeycrisp apple, and sherried almonds with chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich, dry almost Sherry like red that will make for interesting pairings.