Under the direction of winemaker Julien Fayard, PATEL Napa Valley strives to create beautiful Bordeaux-varietal wines that are crafted in a neo-classical style yet distinctively Napa Valley in expression. They are a testament to the perfect balance of power and elegance that Napa Valley’s finest vineyards have to offer.
Dark, powerful, and juicy, with terrific fruit intensity from start to finish. Black cherry, chocolate, plum, licorice, and spice infuse this pliant, super-expressive wine.
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Coombsville) is superb. Dark, powerful, and savory, full-bodied, it packs a serious punch.
~ 95 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
One of the top sites in the appellation (Georges III). Cedar, tobacco, mint, red cherry, chocolate are vivid in the glass.
~ 94 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
This is a dark, sensual wine. Black cherry, mocha, chocolate, leather, and spice all flesh out in a powerful wine that shows the more flamboyant side of the vintage to great effect.
~ 93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Ripe red cherry and plum fruit, plenty of juiciness, wildflowers, cedar, and tobacco.
~ 92 Points ~ Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
Stagecoach Malbec is dense, powerful and explosive. A host of savory notes play off the rich Malbec fruit nicely, dense, tannic Malbec with a lot of mountain character.
~ 92 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2016 Near-Perfect Growing Season
An elegant wine with floral aromatics, powerful expression, with a smooth creamy texture and refreshing acidity.