VDR Very Dark Red Wines

Hames Valley Petit Verdot

9.028 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Hames Valley, Central Coast, 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
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

8.9

63/37 Verdot/Sirah made by the Scheid family. This one is surprisingly drinkable right out of the bottle! But I'd still decant for 30 minutes+. It's an explosion of various berries, but also features tar, black licorice, and cocoa. Additionally, it comes in at a mere 14%. A refreshingly drinkable Petite/Petite!

63/37 Verdot/Sirah made by the Scheid family. This one is surprisingly drinkable right out of the bottle! But I'd still decant for 30 minutes+. It's an explosion of various berries, but also features tar, black licorice, and cocoa. Additionally, it comes in at a mere 14%. A refreshingly drinkable Petite/Petite!

May 14th, 2017
Bart Bartlett

63/37 petit verdot/petite syrah blend. Fantastic bold blend. It starts with a huge, juicy plum burst. As it sits on the pallet, a subtle sweet pepper develops, and at last, a dry gravel hint emerges. This wine is wonderfully complex.

63/37 petit verdot/petite syrah blend. Fantastic bold blend. It starts with a huge, juicy plum burst. As it sits on the pallet, a subtle sweet pepper develops, and at last, a dry gravel hint emerges. This wine is wonderfully complex.

May 20th, 2019
Donald Williams

Nice Petit Verdot/Petite Sirah blend. Great with ribeye sliders.

Nice Petit Verdot/Petite Sirah blend. Great with ribeye sliders.

Apr 27th, 2019
michael pandolfo

Expected more. I felt that it fell flat. Definitely lots of berries and the cocoa powder comes through with almost nonexistent tannins. Short finish

Expected more. I felt that it fell flat. Definitely lots of berries and the cocoa powder comes through with almost nonexistent tannins. Short finish

Nov 12th, 2018
Toni K.

(Y) $34.27/$24.39. Decadent.

(Y) $34.27/$24.39. Decadent.

May 26th, 2018
Dylan Bethge

Southern. Solid great blend. Full body midpalate dryness. 14.99

Southern. Solid great blend. Full body midpalate dryness. 14.99

Sep 19th, 2017
Kapyrick Wine

V13. Needs to open up at least 30 minutes. Dusty white pepper and soft smoke nose. Dry , earthy, black berry fruit. Nicely balance. Good red food or conversation wine.

V13. Needs to open up at least 30 minutes. Dusty white pepper and soft smoke nose. Dry , earthy, black berry fruit. Nicely balance. Good red food or conversation wine.

Feb 4th, 2017
Bob Yoon

Biggest wine I've had in recent memory that tastes great right out of the bottle.

Biggest wine I've had in recent memory that tastes great right out of the bottle.

Jan 21st, 2017
Steve Reiss

Tasted at 20-20 in Willow Glen.

Tasted at 20-20 in Willow Glen.

May 3rd, 2018
Frank Birchak

Frank had this 4 months ago

Frank had this 4 months ago

Sep 21st, 2019