The Chimère from Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non fame, and the Maurel brothers of Clos Saint Jean, is, appropriately, a beast. Cherry, blackcurrant, Christmas spice, violets and chocolate. Many elements combine to make a compelling wine that deserves attention over time. Indeed, when this bottle was initially opened, the prevailing thought at the table was that it would last months. A small tipple to check in, some time later, was tasted with our own resident chimera (well at least she sort of has the head of Lion element down) present. — 3 years ago
Hey folks, this a totally new wine. 20th Anniversary 100% Petit Verdot, but it is a port-style dessert wine (not the same as their Jongleur PV red table wine). Grapes from Dionysus Vineyard, Columbia Valley. Lightly flavored, well balanced; impressive for their first effort at this style wine. On the pricey side but nice to see the winemaking team stretch themselves so effectively. I’m posting this 24 hours after tasting the wine as my previous tasting notes got lost in the new wine creation process on the app. — 3 years ago
Paired with roast guinea hen very well. Smooth, crisp finish & some berries. — 3 years ago
Wow. Psychogood. Possibly a new favourite. This might be perfect. Tannins, acid and alcohol balanced. Mega fruity - blueberry, strawberry, coco, leather, a bit lighter than a petite syrah and closest to a malbec. Approachable but best after 25 minutes. At $30cdn, excellent value — 3 years ago
At least 8 years ago we were in a tasting room where an over-confident jerk talked about his favorite varietal: Petite Verdot. I can still hear his pompous voice and have avoided the grape ever since. What have I been missing?!! This is spectacular. Omg, hate the player, love the game. — 3 years ago
Decided to pop this baby, while the 09, and 10's age more. Decanted for 30 minutes. Drinking very well right now. Black fruit and earthy aromas. BlackBerry, plum, smoke, leather and earthy flavors. Very good right now and will improve a couple points over the next 3 to 5 years. — 3 years ago
This is the family friend you’ve been attached to all your life but recently realized is not in fact the wisest person you know. As in, you trust them. Some advice is stellar but you just realized that “I’ll love you forever” doesn’t make them the authority on...all. Though Ridge is close to being that. Bright red berries and tannins at least as high as fruit so new world to the core. Alcohol higher—this is obvi new world but the blending varieties make one remember how multiverse Zin is. The grape for all theories string or no. — 3 years ago
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
On the nose blueberries, black currants, light vanilla, vegetables, bell pepper, dark coffee, licorice, oak, eucalyptus, black pepper, earth, river rocks, vinaigrette, wet leaves, leather, pencil lead and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, currants, sour cherries, wood, licorice, spices, vanilla, vegetables, tobacco, dark coffee, vegetables, earth, leather, graphite, vinaigrette and peppercorn.
Medium plus in finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 5 year old Petit Verdot from Israel is drinking very nicely now. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Still young and needs another two years in the bottle to mature.
Needs 3 hours in a decanter to open up and show tannins and some complexity.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats cheeses and olives.
A blend of 85% Petite Verdot and 15% Malbec. Aged for 12 months in oak barrels and then 24 in the bottle. Kosher.
15% alcohol by volume.
$45. — 3 years ago