I tasted a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon barrel sample of the 2021 Patria A. Price Cabernet Sauvignon. It is deep garnet-purple in color and soars from the glass with gregarious notes of wild blueberries kirsch black raspberries and crushed rocks with hints of bay leaves red roses and fragrant earth. Medium to full-bodied the palate is very tightly wound with super-intense perfumed cassis layers and beautiful tension finishing very long with loads of spice and mineral sparks. Reviewed by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown Review date: 2023-04-13
The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Allen Price Vineyard is a wonderfully sensual open-knit wine that marries the raciness of this St. Helena site with the more restrained side of the year. Ripe red cherry lavender spice mocha and a kiss of French oak all take shape in the glass. Head-trained Cabernet Sauvignon on St. George rootstock is so distinctive. This is the archetype of St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon. Sadly production is just 100 cases. - By Antonio Galloni on December 2023 The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Allen Price Vineyard is a super-classic St. Helena wine. Sweet floral and spice notes meld into a core of vibrant red-toned fruit. This mid-weight Cabernet possesses gorgeous inner perfume and fabulous balance. The 2021 is shaping up to be a jewel. I loved it. - By Antonio Galloni on October 2022 Tony Biagi continues to grow his range with two new Chardonnays. I am especially excited by the Chardonnay from Charlie Smith a stunning vineyard on Sonoma's Moon Mountain. The 2021 Napa Valley Cabernets capture all the energy of this important vintage. There are no 2020s.
The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon A. Price Vineyard is a clear step up over the The Monarch (which is no slouch) and has a gorgeously polished, elegant profile carrying pure cassis, black cherries, graphite, loamy earth, and baking spice-like aromas and flavors. Lush, medium to full-bodied, seamless, and layered, it's a totally charming, layered, balanced wine that's already hard to resist. It's going to evolve for 15+ years.