2017 Patria Avoyelles RedBlend from United States
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"For the first year of its life, the 2017 Avoyelles was impenetrable. Then, in late November 2018, the wine started to blossom. The last 5 months in barrel saw a wonderful evol...
- 97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Even better, the 2017 Avoyelles Oakville Ranch checks in as a mostly co-fermented blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot, all fermented and raised in new French oak. Stunning crème de cassis and black raspberry-like fruits give way to more toasted spice, dried flower, and cedar notes with time in the glass. Full-bodied and beautifully textured on the palate, it’s a wonderfully complex, balanced 2017 that does everything right. I’d be thrilled to have bottles in the cellar, and I suspect it will evolve gracefully for 20+ years.
"For the first year of its life, the 2017 Avoyelles was impenetrable. Then, in late November 2018, the wine started to blossom. The last 5 months in barrel saw a wonderful evolution and rounding of tannins to lengthen and soften the core. At bottling the wine reminded me of a cross between the 2013 and 2016. A blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Petit Verdot was co-fermented in open top puncheons then pressed to 100% new oak. The lead aromas of black currant, crushed minerals, black cherry and hints of rose hips are followed on the palate with flavors of black currant, soy, hints of roasted plums and beef blood. This will be the longest lived Avoyelles to date." - Winery
97 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha, leather and vanilla|