Full Review

Jarvis

Jarvis
2015 Petit Verdot, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$180
2021 Best Red Wine

Jarvis
2015 Petit Verdot, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cured meat, mesquite, macerated blackberry, and dark chocolate shavings
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of ripe blackberry, sun dried tomato, and charred brisket
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, sun-drenched Petit Verdot with world-class intensity and structure; a bold and beautiful red.

The Producer

Jarvis Estate

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

Their Portfolio

92 Jarvis 2012 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $350.00.
91 Jarvis 2014 Lake William Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $230.00.
91 Jarvis 2014 Reserve, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $260.00.
91 Jarvis 2014 Merlot, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $125.00.
92 Jarvis 2018 Unfiltered Finch Hollow, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $160.00.
94 Jarvis 2018 Finch Hollow, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $145.00.
92 Jarvis 2018 Estate, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $80.00.
91 Jarvis 2016 Estate, Tempranillo, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $90.00.
93 Jarvis 2016 Will Jarvis’ Science Project, Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $190.00.
92 Jarvis 2014 Estate, Petit Verdot, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $165.00.
91 Jarvis 2016 Estate, Tempranillo, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $90.00.
91 Jarvis 2014 Lake William Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $230.00.
92 Jarvis 2014 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $175.00.
94 Jarvis 2019 Estate, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $85.00.
96 Jarvis 2019 Finch Hollow, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $150.00.
95 Jarvis 2019 Unfiltered Finch Hollow, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $165.00.
90 Jarvis 2017 Estate, Tempranillo, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $90.00.
95 Jarvis 2018 Will Jarvis’ Science Project, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $210.00.
94 Jarvis 2016 Merlot, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $150.00.
96 Jarvis 2015 Petit Verdot, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $180.00.
95 Jarvis 2016 Estate, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $160.00.
89 Jarvis 2016 Estate, Petit Verdot, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $195.00.
94 Jarvis 2016 Lake William Red Blend, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $270.00.
BR Jarvis 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $210.00. - Bronze Medal
94 Jarvis 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $230.00.
89 Jarvis 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $400.00.
94 Jarvis 2019 Will Jarvis’ Science Project, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $220.00.
93 Jarvis 2018 Tempranillo, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $95.00.
95 Jarvis 2018 Merlot, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $190.00.
96 Jarvis 2015 Reserve, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $310.00.

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.