Petit Verdot

 

Name of varietal: Petit Verdot
 
Common synonyms:m Petit Verdeau, Petit Verdot Noir, Verdot, Bouton, Carmelin
 
Parentage of the grape: Balisca (Albania via Greece or Rome)
 
History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far back as the 16th or 17th century. It is traditionally used as a blending grape to add body for its spicy and tannic characteristics, along with Cabernet and Merlot and sometimes Cabernet Franc. Because it is a late ripener and a persnickety grower, not much of it was replanted after the Phylloxera epidemic in the late 19th century. It is still used in Bordeaux, but mostly in warmer vintages. It has also taken hold in warmer climates of the world where it has more of a chance to thrive, such as Australia.  
 
Characteristics of the grape: dark, tannic, blackberry, black plum, spicy, clove, tobacco, cedar, black pepper. 
 
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  • Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five 2013

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    This is 99% Cabernet Sauvignon with a tiny dollop (1%) of Petit Verdot blended in. The fruit comes from a combination of their hillside vineyard and the Borderline Vineyard about 2 miles south of the facility. Red and black cherry aromas are joined by hints of thyme. The palate is robust and beefy with continuing cherry flavors as well as black ... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • Cliff Lede Vineyards Beautiful Generation Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot were blended in. Just more than 1,300 cases were produced. Red cherry and blackberry explode with conviction from the nose here. The palate is stuffed with blackberry and mineral notes. Dark chocolate, tobacco and oodles of spices are present on the long, opulent finish. This will drink ... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • OK, have to admit, like Al, the identity of my SS was on the paperwork included ... ... Cab Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot).DM - not sure about the label stains but the ullage is good so assuming it is a sign of outside influenc Read More

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  • Vineyard 29 Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Dancing Hares Mad Hatter 2011

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • An impromptu Thanksgiving hodgepodge at a friend's house tonight. Turkey ... guessing the cab franc and petit verdot content in the Pauillac. Not so much merlot. That wore off soon, however.Still and all it was a better time than a couple nights ago when the host provided nothing but Duboeuf Beauloais nouveau. I'd just come from a workout so v... Read More

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  • Chateau Fourcas Dupre Listrac-Medoc 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Check your calendar. Yes, Thanksgiving is almost here. It's past time to ... Noir, Grenache, and maybe a Petit Verdot. Wind things down with a sparkling wine that will encourage further celebration and kick-start digestion. The sparkling rosé will not detract from the build you've created with the grapes served throughout your meal. Sparkling ... Read More

    From the article Starry Eyed Pairings: Sparkling Rose and Truffles


  • Santa was generous this year wasn't he? You guys are better at this than I expected. 2/3 of you already know who your Santa was. That should make the guessing easier for the 4 still left guessing.What did you get?JD -  2011 Damilano Barolo Brunate - from FoxalllRBA - 2008 Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - from vinOvinOVV ... Read More

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  • Viader Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley V 2005

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    So fresh and elegant. Gorgeous red color. Not much sediment. Not much on the nose. Upon tasting I picked up dark fruits in the background. Tannins were still there but light to medium. The finish was medium. The freshness of this 11 year old wine was remarkable. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


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  • Amazing varietal that has flourished here in the Levant area of Spain. Try Casa de la Ermita Petit Verdot 2006 for a superbly distinctive interpretation of the varietal.

    Comment by 631179Dean Stevens 631179 Dean Stevens


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