The flavors and aromas exhibit an elegant balance of fruit and silky tannins. Grown in the cooler Coombsville region, this elegant Cabernet combines dark blackberry and cassis with layers of dark cocoa and spice.
Blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon (83%), Merlot (10%), Cabernet Franc (4%), Petit Verdot (2.5%), Malbec (0.5%). 3,382 cases produced.
About the Winery
This Cabernet has a classic style and structure worthy of its heritage. After 86 years abandoned, the Palmaz family resurrected this historic wine. The label design was taken from a rubbing of the 1889 barrel brander.
Wine Advocate(2001 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05
International Wine Cellar(2001 Vintage) Rating: 88(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-05 The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon from Palmaz Vineyards has a deep complex aroma of dark fruit, toasty oak and exotic spices. There are generous amounts of supple approachable tannins while the flavors integrate smoothly from attack to finish, promising great aging potential and development through 2010. The blend was chosen for its complimentary characteristics achieving the balance and finesse for which we are looking. Our wine is created from 100% estate grown vineyards on the site of one of the oldest wine operations in the Napa Valley. The 2001 harvest marks the rebirth of Henry Hagen's winery and vineyard established 120 years ago.