2011 Patland Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum
92 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
PATLAND Select Barrel Reserve Napa Valley 2011
Stagecoach Vineyard. If at first seeming a bit tighter and less forthcoming than its attractive companion from the same site, this deeply drafted offering simply needs a moment in which to stretch out and unfold, and it gradually proves to be the slightly deeper and more polished wine of the pair. It, too, conveys a sense of fruity precision and richness that is far from common in 2011 Cabernets, and, while a bit rough and tannic as befits its tender age, it shows a professional hand in its careful balance and crafting. Tag it for a visit once five years have passed, but do not be at all worried about hiding it away for another eight to ten years.
"Expect a full and plush mid palate density with layered flavors of black cherries, sage, bay leaf, integrated toasty oak, cassis and baker’s chocolate. The lengthy yet balanced finish exhibits excellent depth, purity, and elegance. This premiere release of Patland Reserve Cabernet is built to last, drink now through 2028. ”
Winemaker, Jay Buoncristiani
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