Patria ''A. Price'' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Patria
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: E0755
Special Price $119.95 Regular Price $139.95
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Patria ''A. Price'' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is available to buy in increments of 1

"Tony[winemaker] may not always be quick to awe, but that is what happened when he first met Alan Price in 1993. Tony was working as an intern at Hess Collection Winery - and while he had no idea exactly what Alan did - he knew immediately Alan was an expert at all things vine to grape. The legend of Alan continued to unfold when Tony later learned the St. Helena-native Price family were the original owners of the land now known as Spottswoode Estate.

While they sold the majority of their land, the Price family kept a small 2+ acre parcel of the famed estate. In 1991 Alan planted just over an acre of the land to Cabernet Sauvignon – selecting the now prized heritage clone 7. Located at the mouth of one of Spring Mountain’s alluvial fans, A. Price is a quintessential St. Helena vineyard, producing intense black and blue fruit notes coupled with grace and polish. As the vineyard is small and shy-yielding, quantities will always be tiny – but it is a singular place – we are humbled and grateful to get to work with Alan and his spectacular fruit."

- Producer Notes 

94-96 pts Wine Advocate

A barrel sample of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from 27-year-old vines, aged in 100% new French oak, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon A. Price is deep garnet-purple colored with a very meaty nose to begin with notes of rare beef, chargrill and black truffles over a core of cassis, black cherries and plum preserves with earthy accents of underbrush and fertile loam. The palate is full-bodied with a taut, muscular core of fruit, supported by firm, chewy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long.

94-96 pts Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Price Vineyard is largely in the same mold, offering plenty of blue and black fruits, terrific minerality, notable sweetness of fruit, and fine tannins. I’m not sure either of these 2017s have the density of the 2016s, yet they’re beautifully balanced, layered, and have loads to love.

93-96 pts Vinous

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Price is powerful and dense in the glass. A touch of reduction attenuates the aromatics, but the Price is always a wine more of texture than anything else, and it is easy to see all of that richness. Beams of tannin add to the wine's energetic feel. It will be interesting to watch how the 2017 develops as it finishes its aging in barrel.
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