The 2017 Patria Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is a fabulous release from Toni Biagi, which is composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. It instantly begins to impress as it shows gorgeous aromas of ripe blackberries and dark currants, which are accented by graphite, spices, cocoa powder, violets, tilled soil and hints of dried sage that all develop in the glass. On the palate this is medium-plus to full-bodied and impeccably structured with beautifully polished tannins that firmly wrap its core. This goes on to impress as it displays outstanding balance and concentration, with layers of ripe dark fruits that continue to persist through the supple finish. This is an exceptional wine from the vintage, and while it is already very impressive, it should become even more compelling with just some short-term cellaring.
|Napa Valley, Oakville