Château Bolaire

Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Home-isolation pandemic angst and impatience drove me to open this wine perhaps a few years early as the 2016s are said to have aging potential. Even somewhat young this #bordeauxsuperior hailing from #hautmedoc delivers elegance at a great price. Cassis, some violet and graphite - classic layers from #petitverdot. I love PV and this Château blends 50% with 30% #merlot and 20% #cabernetsauvignon . In the mouth there’s juicy acidity, fresh blackberry and good power in the tannins. Found it at Costco a while ago for less than $15; talk about great QPR - should have picked up half a case at this price. — 18 days ago

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Siren's Call

Okanagan Valley Petit Verdot 2015

Nunca tomei um #petitverdot antes. Primeira coisa que percebi foi o retrogosto longo. Cheiro bem refrescante e um pouco alcoólico, veio um pouco de menta também. No gosto tem madeira, frutas e uma acidez boa. Ótima experiência. #canadianwine #okanaganvalley — 2 years ago

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Hence Cellars

Walla Walla Petit Verdot 2012

A total wine pick-up, the nice bright label calling to me from a dusty bottom shelf in the "Other Reds" section. Was on the look out for some Petit Verdot ever since a friend of mine asked, "Why is it that I like Petit Verdot so much", and I had no good answer. Petit Verdot is a classic Bordeaux blending grape, typically added at 5-15% to a blend in order to improve tannic structure and boost the flavor profile. New world producers have been experimenting with this late ripening grape, especially in warmer climates, as a stand-alone counterpoint to strong Merlots and Malbecs. Hence Cellars is a smaller producer in the Walla Walla Valley at ~1500 cases a year, specializing mainly in Bordeaux grapes. Paired with a homemade shrimp red curry. Yum! ~$21 | #petitverdot #wallawalla #hencecellars

On the eyes: Concentrated, opaque, deep dark garnet, med+ stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: A bit vinous with early hints of chocolate, spice, and violet yielding to leathery, jammy blackberry. Med+ alcohol.

On the tongue: Med+ acid, med alcohol, med+ tannin, med+ body, round on the palette. Dusty black fruit that is undercut by chocolate, spice, and cedar yielding to a wet leathery chewiness. Still a bit tannic - needs another year or so.
— 3 years ago

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Schug Winery

Sonoma Valley Petit Verdot 2014

Beautifully crafted 100% #petitverdot from an Old-World style #sonomavalley producer. Classic varietal pencil shaving and violets aroma, velvety mouthfeel enveloping evenly matched acidity and dark fruit. Supple tannins round out a very elegant wine. — 3 months ago

Kingston Estate

The Ink Shed Petit Verdot Shiraz 2017

True to it’s name this #shiraz #petitverdot blend pours purple black. Rich with bramble fruit, some prune notes but it avoids flabbiness with bracing acidity and moderate tannins that fade quickly. I find it unbalanced with that tartness but not much complexity or depth. — a year ago

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Château Reverdi

Cru Bourgeois Listrac-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Nice to know Bordeaux like this will keep me happy in my cranky older years. Cassis, pencil shavings, cedar box. Big hit of Verdot for low pH and freshness. #bordeaux #petitverdot #listracmédoc — 3 years ago

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Clos du Jaugueyron

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Med + concentration but just see through. Ruby core with brick rim. Med intensity and med + complexity on the nose showing mostly classic #leftbank characteristics. However there was a strong paprika aroma that reminded me of #chile #carmenere The fruit was ripe and black and red. Fine structure on the palate with med + tannin and med acid and abv. The notes mimicked what I found on the nose. A supple medium finish. This was missing concentration but for the price this is a nice #bordeaux #hautmedoc #closdujaugueyron #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #petitverdot #ctbucklinwine — 4 years ago

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Stuhlmuller Vineyards

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


A truly varietal #cabernertsauvignon from #California #alexandervalley even though the vineyard borders on #russianrivervalley and #chalkhill Has a little bit of #petitverdot all’s I knows is this is about as close as California gets to a #claretstyle — a year ago

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Domaine Coudoulet

Vin de Pays d'Oc Syrah 2017

Vintage 2017 / Néw cuvee from Bordeaux blend #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #petitverdot with IGP #paysdoc while domaine Coudoulet is in Minervois. Six months barrel aging is reflected in a wine with strong cassis smell and spicyness. Character in taste. I served the wine straight from the fridge, the fruit is extra accentuated. Very good effort. — 2 years ago

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How interesting! "New" and "Bordeaux" aren't often mentioned in the same sentence unless oak is involved!