2015 Patria Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Oakville Ranch

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2018 - 2033 (Edit)
CT93.5 6 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • jimyeni Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 30, 2019 - Only compliant is that the oak is quite intense, vanilla stands out but otherwise a great wine in this price point. I’ve been finding wineries in Napa upped their oak treatment in 2015 probably due to the intensity of the fruit. Interested to see how the 2015s fare after the oak mellows out

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  • jimyeni Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 17, 2018 - Ok, so super young, definitely needs time for the oak to integrate. Notes of vanilla, baking spices, violets, fennel, the complexity is there and the fruit is there. Nice elegance to the wine, I have high hopes for it but needs a few years. Decanted for about an hour and drank over about 4. Lots of potential. In a word, yummy. Oh - great QPR, blind I would guess it's in the $100-$150 range given the quality of oak and fruit.

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  • Yack Man wrote: 92 points

    April 22, 2018 - Popped, poured and out of the bottle it shows a lovely bouquet with aromas violets and dark candy like berry essence. On the palate, dark berry, tart red cherry, cranberry, dark fine ripe fruit and cedar notes. Nicely constructed, showing good intensity, viscosity and acidity on the palate. The true personality will probably show itself with bottle age but it shows plenty of youth right now. It’s a good wine with good upside down the road. 91.6 Points.

  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: 95 points

    April 14, 2018 - Opened this in the bottle for 3-5 hours. Definitely primal but I found it ready to go and enjoyable pretty much right away. Full bodied with super ripe ripe red/blue fruit, espresso, milk chocolate... offset nicely with fresher herbal elements and acidity. Drank next the the 14 Plumpjack Eatate and while stylistically similar the Patria came off more restrained and structured (a more serious wine). Needs 2-3 additional years to fully come together.

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  • msuwright wrote: 93 points

    April 11, 2018 - This opulent and layered Cabernet is drinking well at the moment, but I think it will be even better in another year or so. Even after a few hours, this seemed a bit raw and unformed, although the potential and intensity are there for something quite special. I really want to taste this in 2019 or later.

    Dark garnet in color, full in body, nose of blackberry, menthol, rhubarb, and baking spices (with the herbal profile being the most interesting and unexpected). Tastes of boysenberry, rosemary, fresh-ground pepper, and cedar, with a finish that carries fine-grained tannins that could use another year to integrate. 15.2% alcohol. Blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, and 10% Cabernet Franc (per WA). The oak is prominent (100% new), but the fruit is, too.

    In the past, I've found Tony Biagi's efforts to be a bit fruity and overblown (e.g., Plumpjack, Hourglass), but this is downright restrained by the standards of 2015 - and a decent value (at under $90). Although I expected an early-drinking wine, this seems to have its best years ahead, with the structure and intensity to get better with time. Give this another year, and it could be quite special. 93+, with upside.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Brilliance in Napa Valley: 2016 & 2015 Cabernets (Jan 2018), 1/18/2018 (link)

    (Patria Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s, 12/29/2017 (link)

    (Patria Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley Trilogy: 2014, 2015 & 2016 (Dec 2016), 12/1/2016 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Patria
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Cabernet
  • Vineyard Oakville Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 134 (81%)
  • Consumed 30 (18%)

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