2008 Patland Vineyards Proprietary Red Wine, Napa Valley, CA, $48 (S) – Rating 90
A lush blend of Cabernet, Syrah and Malbec. The characteristics of each still shine through in this well-integrated wine from Patland Vineyards. Rich flavors of dark cherry, red berries, rhubarb, tobacco and oaky vanilla. The backbone of soft yet discernible tannins add complexity make this wine very approachable and versatile.