2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford
The 2013 PATEL Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is the first vintage release from the Rutherford AVA. Expressive of the vintage and the vineyard, this wine is both powerful and elegant, with sweet tannins and hints of mocha.
Big and powerful, driven by an extracted core of gutsy blackberry, cedary oak, dried herb and anise notes, ending with a full-fisted mix of tannins and earth elements. Drink now through 2030.
~ 92 Points - James Laube, Wine Spectator
Very dark garnet in the glass, this wine smells of bright cherry cola. In the mouth, cherry cola flavors are bright and juicy...excellent acidity, with faint, supple tannins...
~ Score: around 9 - Alder Yarrow, Vinography.com
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford) is sweet, round and succulent, with gorgeous depth to match its opulent personality. Raspberry jam, wildflowers and mint are all nicely delineated throughout. The 2013 is ripe and opulent with quite a bit of new oak influence, with all the elements in the right place.
~ 93 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
Pretty wine with subtle aromas and flavors of currants, chocolate and walnuts that follow to a medium, compact palate. Ripe and silky tannins.
~ 93 Points - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com