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.
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 ~ 150 cases produced
~ 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.
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.