Full Review

Oak Farm Vineyards

Oak Farm Vineyards
2018 Estate Grown, Petit Verdot, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

Oak Farm Vineyards
2018 Estate Grown, Petit Verdot, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: blueberry pie, vanilla bean, hints of sweet tobacco, and milk chocolate
Taste Flavor: blueberry pie, vanilla bean, hints of sweet tobacco, and milk chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An enormous Petit Verdot with jump-from-the-glass ripe fruit aromas; an easy-to-love inky red for lovers of the boldest wines.

The Producer

Oak Farm Vineyards

The Producer
23627 N. DeVries Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242
USA
1 209-365-6565

Their Portfolio

86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Tievoli Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Chardonnay, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Albarino, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Petit Verdot, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Single Vineyard, Merlot, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $35.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Genevieve, Lodi 15.2% (USA) $40.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15% (USA) $35.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Malbec, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13% (USA) $17.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Rosé, Grenache, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Sangiovese, Lodi 15% (USA) $35.00.
85 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Albarino, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Fiano, Lodi 13% (USA) $26.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Primitivo, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $24.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $24.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Raffaele Estate Grown Red Blend, Lodi 15% (USA) $40.00.
BR Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Estate Grown, Primitivo, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Tievoli Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
94 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Hohenrieder Single Vineyard, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $35.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown, Petit Verdot, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Estate Grown, Malbec, Lodi 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown, Merlot, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
94 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Genevieve Estate Grown, Red Meritage, Lodi 15% (USA) $40.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15% (USA) $40.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2020 Albarino, Lodi 13.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2020 Fiano, Lodi 14% (USA) $26.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2020 Rosé, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $20.00.

Petit Verdot

Wine Glass Cabernet.jpg
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.