Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Inkblot Petite Verdot

9.029 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, California, USA
Petit Verdot
Lamb, Baking Spices, Potato, Pasta, Exotic Spices, Chicken, Herbs, Turkey, White Rice, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Beef, Onion, Soft Cheese, Duck, Pork, Beans & Peas, Tomato-Based
Top Notes For
Jake Hajer

Inky and staining. Big, tannins and alc. Dried leather and coffee.

Inky and staining. Big, tannins and alc. Dried leather and coffee.

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2016
Randy Fuller

The nose is rich and luxurious. Cassis and sweet, ripe blueberries stride abreast with sweet oak spice. Vanilla, cedar, and a little bit of mocha come through robustly, but they keep their place alongside the fruit and don’t try to steal the show. On the palate, this wine means business. It’s a luscious drink, but it’s too powerful to be relegated to an easy chair. It wants to work, and what it wants to work on is beef fat. You can enjoy this wine all by itself - if tannins are your thing - but you need to pair it with a thick, marbled piece of steak to really set it free.The dark fruit flavors really do play a secondary role to the tannic structure.

The nose is rich and luxurious. Cassis and sweet, ripe blueberries stride abreast with sweet oak spice. Vanilla, cedar, and a little bit of mocha come through robustly, but they keep their place alongside the fruit and don’t try to steal the show. On the palate, this wine means business. It’s a luscious drink, but it’s too powerful to be relegated to an easy chair. It wants to work, and what it wants to work on is beef fat. You can enjoy this wine all by itself - if tannins are your thing - but you need to pair it with a thick, marbled piece of steak to really set it free.The dark fruit flavors really do play a secondary role to the tannic structure.

Jan 13th, 2016
Paul Juster

Teeth staining inkiness, chewy, red berries, green bell pepper, big tannins. Delicious!!!

Teeth staining inkiness, chewy, red berries, green bell pepper, big tannins. Delicious!!!

Jun 28th, 2018
Greg Payton

Rich scent of raspberry. Oak is forward then rich leather and tannins. Finish is lush with plum and dried fruit. Excellent wine!

Rich scent of raspberry. Oak is forward then rich leather and tannins. Finish is lush with plum and dried fruit. Excellent wine!

Feb 19th, 2018
James Perry

Fun wine. Lots of tannins. Rich and complex. Vanillay and leather with some blackberry to it. Pair it with something with high fat. Only downgraded this as I had some variance in quality from btl to btl in my case. Otherwise a nine for sure.

Fun wine. Lots of tannins. Rich and complex. Vanillay and leather with some blackberry to it. Pair it with something with high fat. Only downgraded this as I had some variance in quality from btl to btl in my case. Otherwise a nine for sure.

Jan 23rd, 2018
miniapple sweet

Cabernet franc...who knew? Delish!

Cabernet franc...who knew? Delish!

Sep 11th, 2017
Michelle Vanhoose

Inky, jammy, but dark and savory. Love!

Inky, jammy, but dark and savory. Love!

Sep 8th, 2017
Randy Estes

Excellent!

Excellent!

Jul 21st, 2016
Taft Morgan

Med tannins, dark fruit, leather.

Med tannins, dark fruit, leather.

May 7th, 2016
Mark skeva

Savory, rich in dark fruit. Unique finish.

Savory, rich in dark fruit. Unique finish.

Jul 20th, 2015