2021 Patent Wines Sauvignon BlancSauvignon Blanc from United States
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Raised in San Francisco, owner and winemaker Tom Rinaldi made frequent trips to Napa on his motorcycle, buying wines directly from the wineries of the day cementing his passi...
- 94 Tastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute)
- 91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 91 Wine Enthusiast
94 Tastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute)
Exotic flavors of jasmine keep an eloquent array of scents, from fresh linen to kiwi to lime chiffon, alive. A sleek line of mandarin orange and crisp hay lights up the palate of this stunning and vivacious wine.
91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
Aromas of peach skins and lemons follow through to a medium body with bright acidity and a citrusy finish. Hint of pink grapefruit at the end. Drink now.
91 Wine Enthusiast
This light- to medium-bodied wine tastes tangy, mineral-like and herbaceous. White pepper, thyme and chalky-salty notes carry through the palate. It is interesting, savory and complex. — Jim Gordon
Raised in San Francisco, owner and winemaker Tom Rinaldi made
frequent trips to Napa on his motorcycle, buying wines directly
from the wineries of the day cementing his passion for wines. A. er
four years in the Navy, Tom enrolled in UC Davis with a cohort of
the most notable winemakers including Randy Dunn, Bob Levy,
Mike Martini, and Tim Mondavi.
Tom's winemaking career began at Freemark abbey, an opportunity he calls “a great job, and a great honor.” In 1978 Tom was a founding member of Duckhorn Vineyards, creating 22 vintages of some of Napa's most celebrated wines. Since then Tom has repeatedly built world class wine estates from the ground up. An acclaimed winemaker, Tom's wines have repeatedly been praised by Wine Spectator as top wines of the world, and #1 wines of California.
Born and Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Eric Risch fulfilled his dream of making wine and living in Napa Valley at the turn of the century after a broad and impressive career ranging from professional violinist, to residential construction, to Apple Computer R+D. Eric's love and passion for wine is fulfilled with his role as Operations Director, Sales and Marketing and founding member of Pellet Estate. In addition to overseeing the portfolio, Eric serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of Appellation St. Helena - helping to promote and advance St Helena grape growing and winemaking.
Patent Winery was formed to create exceptional wines of distinction & excellence from site specific vineyards within an AVA. From lengthy experience and know-how, paired with Bordeaux best practices honed over 45 harvests, together, Tom and Eric hand produce authentic wines.
94 - Tastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute)
91 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
91 - Wine Enthusiast
|Taste||grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint|
|Nose||apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon|