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.
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.
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.