(From 2007 Vintage)
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.
(From 2010 Vintage) The aromas of our 2010 Palmaz Cabernet Sauvignon are reminiscent of of ripe black mission figs enlivened with a chiffonade of basil. From beginning to end the structure displays an elegant crescendo with a finale that begs for an encore.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines5% Merlot. Keen and incisive curranty fruit is the driving force of the exceptionally well-defined Cabernet, while bountiful oak serves to sweeten both its layered aromas and its deep, fairly long flavors. It displays a real sense of polish beneath its entirely appropriate varietal tannins, and, while it is not so tough that it cannot be enjoyed early on, it deserves at least a few years of age in which to find an extra bit of refinement and round into its very best form.