"Also getting grapes from the Stagecoach Vineyard is Patland, a label new to us from owners Henry and Olga Patland and winemaker Jay Buoncristiani. The wine is stunning, and a good demonstration of the potential of this vineyard, which was developed by the Krupp family about 15 years ago on the southern side of Napa’s Pritchard Hill." —MaryAnn WorobiecAbundance of Lipsmacking Treats at Premiere Napa Valley | Napa Valley Register | Full Story
"Fruit for Premiere newcomers Henry and Olga Patland’s lot also came from Stagecoach Vineyard. And here’s consulting winemaker Jay Buoncristiani showing the exceptional layers of cherry, chocolate and cassis evident in this big but elegant wine. Dense with persistent ripe fruit from entry to finish. The 5-case lot brought a top bid of $6,000." —L. PIERCE CARSONThe Best Cabernet in Napa | Tasting at Premiere Napa Valley 2011 - Vinography | A Wine Blog
Patland Estate Vineyards in Napa Valley is a prime example of the devoted and creative winemakers and winery owners that we plan to visit, and then report those details to our readers. I met Henry A. Patland at the Family Winemakers of California event at the Del Mar Racetrack in San Diego. Henry was kind enough to allow us to interview him for a short DVD clip production and sample large portions of his amazing wines. Patland Estate Vineyards is one of those elusive “hidden treasures” with an extremely limited production of about of six hundred cases of premium quality wines. At that level of production, we’re talking about rare, handcrafted, artisan wines of superb character.Lot 18 Review by Ron Washam | Full Story
Even after more than 30 years in the wine business, I still get chills when a new winery catches my attention. In the case of Patland Vineyards, I noticed that the winemaker was Jay Buoncristiani – one of Napa’s superstars. Then I noticed the vintage – the near-?perfect 2007. And finally, the source of the grapes – Stagecoach Vineyard. The Patlands, I figured, must be shooting for the moon. I was right.
Patland Estates was one of those surprises. I love their story. 25 years ago, Henry and Olga Patland (whom I met at this event) visited Napa for the first time and fell in love with the area visiting it often over the years until, in 2007, they purchased their vineyard property there. Though they are a newer winery, they’ve brought on big talent including Winemaker Jason Buoncristiani (formerly with Hess Collection) and wine grower Javier Renteria (formerly with Sterling Vineyards).