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.
Our 2019 Sauvignon Blanc was harvested at night, pressed whole cluster, then aged on lees for 18 months in 100% French Oak. Barrel fermenting this wine presents a sweet, rich texture integrated with barrel spices. Aromatics of sweet white flowers and a hint of pineapple surround a balanced acidity.
A blend between the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon creates elegant red fruit characteristics including Bing cherry, and red plum.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a powerful, heady wine. A healthy dollop of Malbec (13%) adds notable fruit intensity. Raspberry jam, cinnamon and rose petal all flesh out in this sumptuous, racy Cabernet. Silky tannins add to its considerable immediacy and overall appeal.
~ 94 points - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville is bright, vibrant and full of character. Crushed rocks, lavender, blood orange, inky dark fruit and cinnamon all take shape in a wine that balances richness and vibrancy, essentially what makes Coombsville so special. This is such a striking and expressive Cabernet.
~ 96 Points - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
An elegant wine with floral aromatics, powerful expression, with a smooth creamy texture and refreshing acidity.
Ripe red cherry and plum fruit, plenty of juiciness, wildflowers, cedar, and tobacco.
~ 92 Points ~ Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
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.
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
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
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