2007 Paden's Patch Red

2007 Paden's Patch Red

The hillsides at Hidden Spring Vineyard have proven to be a worthy home for the noble varieties that make up this red blend. The long sunny days and the cool nights of the Alexander Valley produce fruits that are rich and intense. We use all five of the traditional bordeaux blend varietals to produce a wine that is at the pinnacle of its type. This is truly the BEST we have to offer.

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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.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2007
Varietal Red Blend
Appellation Alexander Valley
Vineyard Designation Hidden Spring Vineyard
Harvest Date October 2007
Sugar 26
Aging French Oak 36 Months
Bottling Date June 2011
Alcohol % 14

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes This luscious blend layers aromas of black currant, dark chocolate cherries, truffles, and cloves.
Food Pairing Notes This wine won’t back down from hearty meat dishes or rich sauces so enjoy it with everything from rack of lamb to pepper steak.
Production 300 Cases

Product Reviews

Janna's Gravatar

1 1 1 1 1 (Nov 3, 2013 at 12:16 AM)

We have enjoyed this bottle several times. When my fiancee and I came to Napa this was one of our very reds along with this winery's 2007 Merlot. We love it so much that we are saving it for our wedding night! As a wine rep from Seattle I know my wine and this small family winery and the owners are detailed oriented and passionate! We are also buying these bottles for Christmas gifts!

Chuck's Gravatar

1 1 1 1 1 (Dec 13, 2013 at 8:02 PM)

This bottle does not seem to be getting the attention it deserves. I did not decant the wine, just let it open up in the glass. It took no more than 15 minutes. There is a nose of black currant, chocolate, cedar with hints of cinnamon and woodsmoke. The pallet shows fruit, anise, bakers chocolate, mint, oak and more. A long finish of anise, black coffee and tart fruit. Over the course of the evening the flavors evolved through several spectrums. This is a deep, complex and concentrated wine. It is silky smooth. I drank this without food but it would pair well with anything from pizza to prime rib. My favorite wine of the year.

I would rate this as a 94-95.

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Paden Gaines
1 1 1 1 1 (Dec 14, 2013 at 5:16 PM)

Like the name choice!! and the wine is great!!!!

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