2016 Patria Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • JD 97
  • WA 96
  • VN 95
  • JS 93

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JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, January 2019
Starting with the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch, this beauty comes from a site just above Dalla Valla and is a gorgeously layered, elegant 2016 that packs terrific notions of cassis, blueberries, black... Starting with the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch, this beauty comes from a site just above Dalla Valla and is a gorgeously layered, elegant 2016 that packs terrific notions of cassis, blueberries, black raspberries, dried earth, and tobacco. It has ultra-fine tannins, remarkable purity of fruit (which is the hallmark of this great vintage), no hard edges, and a great, great finish. It’s a thrilling Napa Cab that can be enjoyed today or cellared for two decades or more.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2018
96+ The 2016 Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged 19 months in 90% new French oak, from a vineyard that sits between Dalla Valle and Ovid... 96+ The 2016 Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc aged 19 months in 90% new French oak, from a vineyard that sits between Dalla Valle and Ovid. It's very deep purple-black colored with a nose that rocks up with wonderfully open, expressive crème de cassis, blueberries and warm plums with hints of cigar box, tilled soil and menthol plus a touch of pencil shavings. Full-bodied and concentrated in the mouth, the palate features black fruits and earthy layers framed by big, ripe, rounded tannins and great freshness, finishing long. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
VN 95
Vinous, March 2018
(VN 92-95 points) The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch is a step up from the 2015. Specifically, the 2016 is polished, sensual and inviting, with expressive aromatics and extraordinary purity of fruit. A rush of... (VN 92-95 points) The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch is a step up from the 2015. Specifically, the 2016 is polished, sensual and inviting, with expressive aromatics and extraordinary purity of fruit. A rush of blueberry jam, menthol, licorice, lavender and cloves lead into the finish. Time in the glass brings out a more delicate, understated side, qualities that are not always found in Oakville Ranch wines. The 2016 is the first vintage that incorporates See Clone Cabernet. -- Antonio Galloni
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, November 2018
(93 points) A dense and layered red with lots of ripe and rich tannins. Full-bodied, powerful and chunky. Rich and fruit-forward. Drink or hold.

Wine

Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Patria Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is the culmination of another stellar growing season for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Temperatures in the valley swung from hot to cold and hot again without any heat spikes, which helped grapes ripen in waves and without significant heat stress.

The 2016 is a deep and expressive garnet-purple blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, and 6% Cabernet Franc. This is a firm, structured wine with layers of ripe black fruit, savory notes of dried herbs, and a streak of mineral. The 2016 is the first vintage that used See Clone Cabernet.

Label

Patria Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from talented winemaker Tony Biagi. Culling from his background as winemaker for Duckhorn, Plumpjack, CADE, and many other projects, Biagi started this personal label in 2013 with his friend Kimberly Jones. Biagi selected the Oakville Ranch Vineyard below the prized Weitz Vineyard to source his grapes. The wines show gripping, structured tannins and mineral and tobacco leaf characteristics that reflect their high-altitude, volcanic, hillside terroir.

The Cabernets tend to be concentrated and intense with rich layers or fruit. Due to their structure, the wines are age-worthy and can be enjoyed for decades.

Winery

Patria

Patria is a personal wine label created in 2013 by famed winemaker Tony Biagi with his longtime friend Kimberly Jones. Biagi, a sixth-generation Californian, has been the winemaking talent behind famous Napa and Sonoma names such as Duckhorn, Paraduxx, Neal Family Vineyards, PlumpJack, CADE, Hourglass, and Amici. Biagi also has also consulted for Clos Du Val, Jada, Lasseter, and My Favorite Neighbor.

Biagi always looks for great vineyards to work with in every winery project he's been involved with because he says it makes it easier to craft great wine. Biagi comes from a winemaking family with his father and stepfather both making wines in the 1970s. He took a winemaking class with Anne Noble at UC Davis and found his way into the wine industry with an internship at Hess.

Biagi uses grapes sourced from the Oakville Ranch Vineyard for Patria wines. The vineyard is located on the eastern edge of the Oakville District on a large hillside estate and is approximately 1,300 feet above sea level with red volcanic soils.