2007 Paden's Patch Red
What is Paden's Patch Red?
By blending all 5 of the Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot) our aim is to produce a more elegant, complex, and sophisticated wine that reflects the character of the great blended wines of Bordeaux. Or in simpler terms, to make the best wine we can. One that is truly better than the sum of its parts. To surpass varietal expression and create a wine that is truly unique bringing out the finest elements of each component.
Each year Joanne and I start with the best lots from each varietal and test at least "hundreds" of combinations to hit that "sweet spot".
That means that each year the end result will be a little different, with its own particular expression of the nuances of that vintage. The percentage of each varietal will also change each year but will primarily focus on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The other three will be blended in to fill any shallow spots in the blend. The end result will be one that we love to drink and that we hope will translate into one of the best wines you will ever taste.
Why "Paden's Patch"?
The major driver and the main part of our master plan to move to California, grow grapes, and make wine was our son Paden. We wanted to bring him up in a rural community, teach him the "old ways" of working hard every day, having responsibility for making something with your hands and really contributing to his local community. The end result of all of our work will be to leave him with his own "patch" of land that he can mold and make his own. Thus the culmination of all that we have done with the land, the grapes, and the wine is expressed in "Paden's Patch".
This luscious blend layers aromas of black currant, dark chocolate cherries, truffles, and cloves.
It can be enjoyed now or further enriched with cellar aging.
We hope that all of the dedication and passion that we have for the wine will show in the end result.
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(Dec 13, 2013 at 8:02 PM)
I would rate this as a 94-95.
(Dec 14, 2013 at 5:16 PM)