From grapes grown on a patch of the vineyard named after the owners’ son, this is a very pretty wine at a very comfortable price. The nose shows high-toned red fruit over blue fruit. On the palate the red fruit takes the lead, sweet black cherries up front, with tart red fruit on the mid-palate. Tannins are smooth and full, acids very bright. Drink with lamb chops. Recommended (87-89). DH

WHO: Quaking Hills Winery

WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
DESIGNATION: Paden’s Patch Red
WHEN: 2007
WHERE: Alexander Valley, California



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