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2020 Patent Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

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92Wine Enthusiast

Generous aromas of mint, cardamom and ginger light up this full-bodied, moderately tannic wine from the first whiff. Espresso, blackberry, and toasted oak flavors dominate the palate giving a definite spicy character to this wine.

91The Wine Advocate

Hints of menthol accent black cherries and vanilla that are joined by savory notes of black olives on the nose...medium to full-bodied, smooth and easy to drink, not overly extracted or tannic but balanced and reasonably elegant.

90Jeb Dunnuck

Bright blue fruits, graphite, and some sweet spice notes...full-bodied, opulent, pleasure bomb of a wine...

15Jancis Robinson

Some oak evident on the nose. Not a subtle wine. Scrawny finish.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll

Oak Knoll AVA is one of Napa Valley’s newest appellations, having received that status in 2004. Located on the southern end of Napa Valley, the appellation is close to San Pablo Bay and therefore relatively cool. Of the 8,300 acres within the appellation, 4,150 are vineyards. The principal grapes grown are Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Riesling. Locals like to call Oak Knoll “the sweet spot” thanks to its location between the San Pablo Bay and its maritime climate and the much hotter climate of Napa Valley’s floor.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.