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

Jarvis 2015  Petit Verdot
96 points
$180
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cured meat, mesquite, macerated blackberry, and dark chocolate shavings with a tannic, lively, dry full body and a very long finish with accents of ripe blackberry, sun dried tomato, and charred brisket. A complex, sun-drenched Petit Verdot with world-class intensity and structure; a bold and beautiful red.
Awards: 2021 Best Red Wine
Corner 103 2018  Petit Verdot
95 points
$60
Deep purple color. Aromas of berry compote, chocolate-covered caramels, and hints of rose with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, distinctive, long sassafras and black pepper finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A commanding, pure and instantly appealing Petite Verdot.
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.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown Petit Verdot
90 points
$35
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry pie, vanilla bean, hints of sweet tobacco, and milk chocolate with a chewy, vibrant, fruity fat body and a warming, refreshing, medium-long finish with chewy, coating tannins and heavy oak flavor. An enormous Petit Verdot with jump-from-the-glass ripe fruit aromas; an easy-to-love inky red for lovers of the boldest wines.
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.
Ospreys Dominion Vineyards 2014 Reserve Petit Verdot
89 points
$30
Black violet color. Complex aromas and flavors of plum preserves on toasted fruit cake, black tea, pickled tomato, kumquat, and ginger with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, elegant, long finish with moderate oak flavor. A chewy, but distinctive Petit Verdot from Long Island with tons of style.
Williamsburg Winery 2017 Reserve Petit Verdot
89 points
$49
Indigo color. Funky, rustic aromas and flavors of plum butter, spice cookies, berry kombucha, and coconut cream with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that shows overtones of tomato leaf with chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A funky Virginia Petit Verdot with Old World vibes.
Portento 2018  Petit Verdot
89 points
$14.99
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Black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry wine, raisins, black pepper, coriander seed, and basil with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, medium-long finish with firm tannins. A rock-solid Petit Verdot that checks all the boxes.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Pearmund Cellars 2017 Toll Gate Vineyard Petit Verdot
89 points
$29
Black garnet color. Oaky, interesting aromas and flavors of roasted beets, horse blanket, tomato leaf, and honeyed toast with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of dark chocolate and pickled strawberries with heavy oak flavor. An earthy Petite Verdot for the savory palate; will absolutely shine with game.