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.
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.
Jarvis 2016 Estate Petit Verdot
89 points
$195
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of plum jam and baked blackberries with an vibrant, light-to-medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of chocolate, cured meats, and toasty pie crusts with moderate oak flavor. An inky, fruity wine for rich steaks.
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
Best Buy
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
DH Lescombes 2013  Petit Verdot
87 points
$100
Dark burnt sienna color. Aromas of hints of cherry, vanilla, and mint tea with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long cherry chutney, rose, and fresh mint finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A distinctively herbal, balanced and intriguing Petite Verdot that could pair quite well with Mediterranean cuisines.
Siegel 2017 Los Lingues Single Vineyard Petit Verdot
87 points
$33
Black garnet color. Earthy aromas and flavors of charred bell pepper, pickled pimento, black olives, and mesquite with a tannic, vibrant, dry fat body and a warming, captivating, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of graphite with moderate oak flavor. A bold, very Chilean expression of Petit Verdot for the richest meals.
Palmaris 2016 Reserve Petite Verdot
86 points
$30
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of prunes and cedar with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry medium-full body and a tingling, breezy cherry and pomegranate finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A chewy, high-acid red that will work well with rich meals.