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. — 10 months 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. — 10 months ago
Sullivan and Sullivan! Lush and velvety from the get-go. Lots of rich, supple black cherry with hints of plum and spice box with mocha and eucalyptus. A long, chalky finish. Fantastic, and one to savor. I just love Sullivan - my favorite winery ... and dog! @Sullivan Vineyards — a year 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. — 10 months ago
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. — 10 months ago
Interesting Pinot. A hint of smoke on the nose and some herbs too. Smells reminiscent of a campfire. Can’t quite pinpoint it, maybe even a little chocolate, very interesting. Definitely smoke on the palette. Very flavorful Pinot, lots of dark cherry with a little tartness too. Really interesting. My cat approves too 😊 — a year ago
2nd wine of Haut Brion @ £120 in top year that I grabbed as a bin end last week for £77 💥 boom - like walking down the street & not stepping in the dog 💩 result 😁
📍 Le Clarence De Haut Brion 2009
🏵 93+ points & should still improve 😉
🍇 46% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon & the rest dollops of Petit Verdot & Cabernet Franc
🍷 Deep opaque ruby
👃 Flint, mineral & gravel in soggy earth through blackberry soaked in smokey oak w/ plum, cracked pencil, dark cherry, herbs, cocoa, raspberry & wet leaves
👄 Med body of smooth rich black berry/currant, dark cherry, plum & raspberry in rock minerals w/ a mocha liquorice undertone
🎯 Med+ dark & red fruit silky mineral kiss w/ a mocha liquorice spank
— 10 months ago