A touch of Petit Verdot with Cabernet Sauvignon
For our Wine Country Photo of the Day, I chose this vineyard shot of a row of Petit Verdot next to a row of Cabernet Sauvignon. Petit Verdot is one of the five Bordeaux varieties, along with Cab Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec. The vineyard belongs to Revana Family Vineyards in St. Helena. There are only a few rows of Petit Verdot on the Revana Estate vineyards. Most vintners use Petit Verdot to add when making a Cabernet Sauvignon wine. It may add color, spice, tannins, and intensity to the wine. Petit Verdot is used in only small amounts.