97 Points - new release Limited new release of a small-production gem of a Cabernet. 97 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch is terrific and has a huge, full-bodied, yet impeccably balanced profile to with lots of blueberry, plum, forest floor, and floral aromatics. With no hard edges, ripe, sweet tannin, and a big finish, it’s packed with potential." 96+ Points Robert Parker: "The 2016 Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged 19 months in 90% new French oak, from a vineyard that sits between Dalla Valle and Ovid. It's very deep purple-black colored with a nose that rocks up with wonderfully open, expressive crème de cassis, blueberries and warm plums with hints of cigar box, tilled soil and menthol plus a touch of pencil shavings. Full-bodied and concentrated in the mouth, the palate features black fruits and earthy layers framed by big, ripe, rounded tannins and great freshness, finishing long. 475 cases produced." Patria is one of the newest cult wines we've discovered in Napa Valley. Between the pedigree behind the wine and the quality of what is in the bottle, this production is poised to be on the radar of collectors and connoisseurs alike. Anthony (Tony) Biagi, former Winemaker of Plumpjack wines and still consultant at Cade Winery, is the mastermind behind Patria. Bringing years of experience to the table, Tony crafts these rich, dense and chewy style of Cabernet Sauvignon that we've come to love over the years and the 2014 is another excellent vintage.
Back in CA and attacked the cellar to bring wines to the desert. Side by side with 2016 Lancaster Estate. Both delicious.
Back in CA and attacked the cellar to bring wines to the desert. Side by side with 2016 Lancaster Estate. Both delicious.9.4
Ate Whole Foods prepared snacks for our first night of our one week stay at an ocean front home in Hauula, Oahu. Nice way to start our stay.
Ate Whole Foods prepared snacks for our first night of our one week stay at an ocean front home in Hauula, Oahu. Nice way to start our stay.9.3