Full Review

Narmada Winery

Narmada Winery
2016 Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 0.1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

Narmada Winery
2016 Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 0.1%
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 orange zest finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak. A unique, completely craveable wine with great roasty character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: thai iced coffee, pork gyoza, peanut sauce, and dark chocolate with bacon pieces
Taste Flavor: orange zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Beef Bánh Mì, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A unique, completely craveable wine with great roasty character.

The Producer

Narmada Winery

The Producer
43 Narmada Ln
Amissville, VA 20106
USA
1 540-937-8215

Their Portfolio

90 Narmada Winery 2010 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.6% (USA) $31.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2010 Malbec, Virginia 12.7% (USA) $35.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2010 Melange, Virginia 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
90 Narmada Winery 2010 Tannat, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $35.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2011 Petit Verdot, Virginia 14.1% (USA) $33.00.
85 Narmada Winery 2011 Yash-Vir, Virginia 12.8% (USA) $36.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $32.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $35.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2014 Melange, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $28.00.
83 Narmada Winery 2011 Reserve, Chardonnay, Virginia 13.8% (USA) $27.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2015 MOM White Blend, Virginia 14.9% (USA) $20.00.
85 Narmada Winery 2015 Dream, Traminette, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $21.00.
89 Narmada Winery 2016 Viognier, Virginia 13.4% (USA) $27.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2012 Yash-Vir Bordeaux Blend, Virginia 13.1% (USA) $38.00.
89 Narmada Winery 2014 Midnight Red , Chambourcin, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $21.00.
89 Narmada Winery 2016 Dream, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $22.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2014 Reflection, Chambourcin, Virginia 12.9% (USA) $25.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2016 sur lie Reserve, Chardonel, Virginia 14.3% (USA) $27.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2017 Viognier, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $27.00.
84 Narmada Winery 2017 Dream, Traminette, Virginia 14.25% (USA) $22.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2017 Mom White Blend, Virginia 14.27% (USA) $20.00.
88 Narmada Winery 2017 Gulabi Rosé, Virginia 13.8% (USA) $24.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2017 Viognier, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $27.00.
88 Narmada Winery 2015 Yash-Vir Bordeaux Blend, Virginia 13.6% (USA) $38.00.
90 Narmada Winery 2016 Petit Verdot, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2016 Merlot, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2015 Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $29.00.

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.