Petit Verdot

Frank Fredericks Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon.

Dark ruby/Inky in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, Mediterranean spices, light cedar, chocolates, vanilla, earth, leather, tobacco leaf, wild flowers, black pepper and coffee.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, blackberries, light cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vanilla, spices, earth, peppercorn and leather.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.

Rich, but not too much in your face. Nicely balanced with lots of elegance. Fruit forward with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

This is a great example of a young wine with a wonderful nose, without too many secondary notes. Very impressive.

Needed an hour to open up, but much better after 2 hours in the decanter.

I had the 2014 vintage not too long ago, and I liked this even better.

This 6 year old is already delicious, and will continue to age nicely in the next 15 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and will pair nicely with a big piece of steak as well. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot. Aged for 28 months in French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$275 (current vintage).
— 9 days ago

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Château La Tour Carnet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

18 years old and also 18 years young. There is a history here, with a future ahead. This wine came a long way baby! Fruit of the forest, licorice, incredibly rich and bursting with life. Voluptuous and warm, coffee, butterscotch, powdery and integrated tannin. It’s shining. Cheers Floor. Here’s to adulthood! — 2 days ago

Rene, Jeroen and 6 others liked this

Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2016

Now this was outstanding and was the favorite wine of the evening (at least for me☺️). So complex but not overpowering. Very sophisticated. I have two more bottles of this vintage which should only improve with age. — 4 days ago

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Alpha Omega

Napa Valley Petit Verdot 2018

A little tight in the beginning. Opened up to some cocoa and tobacco notes. Paired well w the tomahawk ribeye. With the lovely Michelle Carr — 9 days ago

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Monte Xanic

Gran Ricardo Valle de Guadalupe Red Blend 2017

Competing with Duetto for@my top MX wine For anyone who doesn’t know, MX has great wines and this is definitely one of them. — a day ago

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Daou Vineyards

Bodyguard Petit Verdot Petite Sirah 2015

Bold, relatively dry, nice structure - berries and currants aromas with notes of coffee, chocolate and tobacco. Slightly leathery and smoky. Delicious petite Syrah blend — 6 days ago

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Niagara-on-the-Lake VQA Petit Verdot 2017

Needs more time but has great potential — 9 days ago

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Inkblot Petit Verdot 2017

Ming L

Big and bold with loads of ripe dark fruits. Fig, vanilla, BBQ smoke, and nice touch of violet and peppery spices. Very lush palate. A bit too sweet to my palate, but have enough acidity to balance it out. Smooth grippy tannins.

I love the Petit Petite bottling from the winery for its playfulness. This is a more serious wine, but just as good. My first 100% Petit Verdot bottle.
— 25 days ago

Daniel P., Severn and 2 others liked this

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

Classic Cabernet descriptors of Cedar, Tobacco, Red and black fruits and a herbal note. Lovely on the palate, drinking at its peak with excellent balance - smooth, fluid, resolved tannins. One could easily pick this as a Left Bank Bordeaux in a blind tasting. Shows more French restraint than the full blown Napa style for me. Medium + weight palate with balance and concentration. Probably my favourite Napa Valley Cabernet though admittedly I have not tried some of the big guns like Harlan. Post script: A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Petit Verdot. No Merlot was used in the blend for 2004. — 8 days ago

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Greg Gosselin

Greg Gosselin

World-class vino. Nuff said.
Ron R

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Nice pull, mate!

Christian Moueix

Ulysses Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Ron R

It’s been a long week… this needs a decant - which I’m not going to do. A touch gnarly and brambly.. cinnamon, all spice and blueberry jam on the mid palate. This came across as disjointed. Good, but not tickling my fancy.
Day 2 - no change.
— 2 days ago

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Laith A

Laith A

I was planning on opening that same bottle this weekend!! Maybe I should wait a little?!


Sometimes waiting to decant just isn’t an option 😁.
Ron R

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@Laith A, wait…