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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  • Finca Los Alijares Garnacha & Petit Verdot 2011


    structured well, with lots of fine oak and balanced with spices Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five 2013


    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


    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

  • Chappellet Mountain Cuvee 2014


    Decanted for 45 minutes. Dark maroon-purple, the nose was a little muted during most of the first glass. Nice mix of black fruit, a touch of cedar, a little minerality as it continued to evolve. Very nice balanced wine with nothing jumping in your face. Medium body with a Medium semi-smooth finish. It will get even better with more time in the b... Read More

    Wine review by MJET

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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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