Palazzo California Right Bank Reserve Red Wine 2016
Beautiful aromas of blackberry and black currant fruit. Cocoa powder and espresso, floral notes of violets & wild cherry blossoms! Rich, plush mouthfeel with a fabulous velvety texture! Layers of crushed red cherries & sweet blackberry fruit. Hints of dark chocolate & spice cake. Full-bodied with excellent structure and acidity. Bold, long finish, with hints of espresso and dark chocolate.
Pair this wine alongside bone-in ribeye, grilled veal chops, and New York strip steak.
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Undoubtedly proving its merit over and over, Napa Valley is a now a leading force in the world of prestigious red wine regions. Though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley, other red varieties certainly thrive here. Important but often overlooked include Merlot and other Bordeaux varieties well-regarded on their own as well as for their blending capacities. Very old vine Zinfandel represents an important historical stronghold for the region and Pinot noir is produced in the cooler southern parts, close to the San Pablo Bay.
Perfectly situated running north to south, the valley acts as a corridor, pulling cool, moist air up from the San Pablo Bay in the evenings during the hot days of the growing season, which leads to even and slow grape ripening. Furthermore the valley claims over 100 soil variations including layers of volcanic, gravel, sand and silt—a combination excellent for world-class red wine production.