2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
PATEL 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet is a blend of our Rutherford and Coombsville Vineyards. The wine shows an ultra-deep garnet color in the glass with an expressive nose. The lush palate offers a generous mélange of rich black fruit and mocha, gently interlaced with smooth tannins.
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is bold, direct and powerful, with considerable intensity and tannic clout to back it up. Black stone fruits, lavender, spice and new leather all hit the palate in this intense, powerful, brooding wine. The Napa Valley Cabernet is a touch brawny, but solid.
~ 91 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
I like the dense palate of dark and rich fruit in addition to the walnut-shell undertones. Full body, very fine tannins and a pretty finish.
~ 92 Points - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
Inky garnet in the glass, this wine smells of black cherry and cassis. In the mouth juicy, high toned notes of black cherry and cassis mix with cola and notes of tobacco leaf...
~ Score: between 9 and 9.5 - Alder Yarrow, Vinography.com