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  • Carter Berg for The Wall Street Journal A dish at Maialino restaurant in the Gramercy Park Hotel The Petit Verdot turned out to be big and tannic, a dark, dense, unsubtle wine, while the Brunello and the Carema were a bit light, a little washed-out.

    Narciso Rodriguez

  • Eventually, Chenin Blanc and Petit Verdot would be added.

    Brad Haskel: The Massoud Family & Paumanok Vineyard: Leading Vintners of Long Island's North Fork

  • The Sophia 2009, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, is wonderfully rounded, with silky tannins and notes of plum and blackcurrant.

    New Zealand's Champions

  • The 2003 is a blend of 41% Malbec, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Petit Verdot.

    From Over Here to Over There

  • The 2009 is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, and is made up of wine that wasn't deemed good enough for the final blend.

    Bordeaux's Best-Kept Secret

  • The blend on an average year is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

    The Lafite Phenomenon

  • With silky blackberry, coffee and vanilla flavors, it's made from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, and ready to drink now.

    Marlene Rossman: Your Private Sommelier's Gift Giving Guide

  • Meritage is a licensed designation for California wines that blend two or more classic Bordeaux varietals — in this instance, rich and spicy Cabernet Franc balanced with smaller amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.

    Buzzine » Taste the Good Life

  • Chrysalis Vineyards, a winery located within an hour of the D.C. area, is best known for its Viognier and Norton, but it also makes Albariño, Tannat and Petit Verdot.

    Jazz, Blues and Dylan

  • Mr. Mondavi told us that the use of Petit Verdot represented "a certain sea change in philosophy on our end," a move away from the feeling that wines needed to be 100% of a varietal.

    What's In the Mix


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