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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Palmaz Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Palmaz Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 112734)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This acclaimed vintage exhibits a concentrated balance of dark fruit flavors and opulent oak notes with beautiful transitions throughout. The structure of this wine promises to age elegantly with an abundance of fine grained tannins exhibiting our signature style of supple rich texture. This is a vintage of extraordinary depth and complexity and has lived up to all the anticipation for this renown Napa Valley vintage. This is a wine that will promise to cellar extraordinarily well but at the same time if you can not wait and drink one now, you will not be disappointed.

Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot

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About Palmaz:

The Palmazes bought a forgotten stone winery, a fine old house badly in need of renovation, and acres of land that had once produced fine Napa wines. The little valley had been the site of Cedar Knoll Vineyard and Winery, founded in 1881 by Henry Hagen, one of Napa Valley's pioneer winemakers.

The vineyards grow within more than fourteen unique terroirs at three elevations — 400, 1200, and 1400 feet above sea level and are nurtured under the respectful tenets of sustainable agriculture. They thrive on the slopes of Mount George at the southern end of the Vaca Range. The foundation for it all is base rock laid down during the Pliocene volcanic age. Vineyard geography ranges from steep slopes with shallow nutrient-poor soils, which produce concentrated grapes, to stony colluvial deposits made up of cobbles, gravel, and sandy loam. Variations of soil type, sun exposure, and elevation produce a robust range of flavors and concentration to create a wine with balance and complexity.

The winery's 24 fermentation tanks accommodate the yields of individual blocks within the estate, vinifying each parcel’s grapes separately to preserve the unique characteristics intrinsic to the parcels. This provides a complete and pure palette for the winemaker’s art — tasting, appreciating, and blending individual lots to bring balance to the wine.