Patina Jezza Red Blend 2016

This red blend comprises Merlot (75%), Cabernet Franc (17%), Cabernet Sauvignon (7%) and Pete Verdot (1%). A nickname bestowed upon winemaker Gerald Naef, while I know plenty of Jezzas, so I dedicate this note to them.

Patina, Jezza, Orange, 2016


A nose dominated by savoury pencilly tones with floral, dusty violet, rich blackcurrant and plum jam. Cedary oak like a blanket. Intense and powerful palate. Full bodied with that dark berry melange fruit profile, chary oak and a dark chocolate smear. The tannins are broad, expansive and get into each corner of the mouth. There’s still a regional lift to the finish showing a bright pulse and balance. I suggest decanting for 2 hours at least or keep it for a few years stashed away.

RRP: $65
Alc: 14%
Rating: 18/20

Wine sample courtesy of Patina and Define Wine


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