JD94-97 Moving to the 2018s from barrel, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch is another incredibly pure, vivid, elegant wine from Biagi that has a classic Cabernet Sauvignon nose of blue fruits, damp earth, and spring flowers. The blend at the moment is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Petit Verdot, and it’s aging in 75% new French oak. It shows the more medium to full-bodied, seamless style of the vintage and should shine with just short-term cellaring.
For the better part of the last 20 years Anthony Biagi has been crafting wines in Napa Valley for Paraduxx, Neal Family Vineyards, PlumpJack, and Cade Wineries and currently for Hourglass, Sinegal Estate, and Amici. Following his parent’s sage advice “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life,” he finds himself extremely fortunate that he has been able to do what he loves from the day he graduated from college. Following a dream he set decades ago, Anthony founded Patria (homeland) in 2013.
Patria (meaning one’s native country or homeland) is the newest project made by Tony Biagi and his own, paying homage to Tony’s background as a California native. Coming from the Oakville Ranch property that sits just south of Dalla Valle Vineyards and Peter Michael’s Au Paradis Vineyard on the eastern bench of Oakville.
Perched at 1,400 feet, in the eastern hills of Napa valley, Oakville Ranch may be the highest vineyard in the Oakville Appellation. Purchased in the mid 1980s by Robert and Mary Miner, and farmed organically by vineyard guru Phil Coturri, this 330 acre estate is home to 75 acres of vines planted in its rocky volcanic soils.