2013 Napa Valley Malbec
2013 is the inaugural vintage for the PATEL Napa Valley Malbec. Sourced from a vineyard that borders South East Yountville and North East Oak Knoll AVA, this wine is evocative of Malbec produced in the Cahors region of Southwest France. Inky, blue-black in the glass with bluebell floral aromas, this wine delights the palate with layered flavors of deep black cherry and coffee bean. Lush, polished tannins round out the long finish.
Black cherry, violet, lavender and cloves race across the palate in Patel's 2013 Malbec. Silky and ripe to the core, the 2013 shows the more opulent side of Malbec. I would prefer to drink the 2013 young, while the flavors are exuberant and vibrant, just as they are today. Drink 2017-2023.
~ 90 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
Opaque purple in the glass, this wine smells of smoky blueberry and black cherry. In the mouth, blueberry and black cherry flavors have a lovely juicy brightness to them even as muscuar tannins start to grip the palate...
~ Score: around 9 - Alder Yarrow, Vinography.com