Full Review

Jarvis

Jarvis
2010 Petit Verdot, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$120
Cellar Selection

Jarvis
2010 Petit Verdot, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.4%
Dusty garnet color. Lively, fruity aromas and flavors of black raspberry jam, dark roasted nuts, caramelized peach, and leather bound book with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length blackberries, pickled golden beets, and cedar finish with chewy, crunchy tannins and light oak. A bright and tangy petit verdot with great structure for aging.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, fruity, crisp & lively & savory
Aroma Aroma: black raspberry jam, dark roasted nuts, caramelized peach, and leather bound book
Taste Flavor: blackberries, pickled golden beets, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Rack of Baby Lamb, Beef Daube Provençal, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and tangy petit verdot with great structure for aging.

The Producer

Jarvis Vineyards

The Producer
2970 Monticello Rd
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-255-5280

Petit Verdot

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
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.

The grape's deep, inky purple hue is quite remarkable and perhaps for that reason, it has attracted a handful of producers in California as a stand-alone wine. It is also used in small amounts as a blending grape in certain powerful California reds. The grape is also grown in Chile and Spain.

The flavors are of blackberry, black cherry and plum along with light black spice. Tannins are moderate as is acidity. Pair a Petit Verdot with robust dishes, be it game birds or venison.