Brand new release from Orin Swift! Palermo is a fantastic buy in Napa Cabernet under $40. A stunning, true-to-form Phinney wine: the 2018 Palermo Cabernet is rich, dense, concentrated, fruit-forward and velvety. Each year, they purchase more Cabernet grapes than they need for Mercury Head and Papillon so they can have a virtual palette of vineyards and corresponding "spice rack" elements, if you will, to choose from to make the perfect blends. When their selection runneth-over and some of the sums of the parts behave more positively on their own, they deserve to be bottled separately and that is how a new wine was born, Palermo. 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc blend selected from Howell Mountain, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena and Spring Mountain vineyards.
Had randomly from leftovers from Dad and Mom, really good. Paired decently with pizza (singas) but probably beat enjoyed alone. Depth of flavor, a little sweet, not light
Had randomly from leftovers from Dad and Mom, really good. Paired decently with pizza (singas) but probably beat enjoyed alone. Depth of flavor, a little sweet, not light9.3
Big cab. High tannic. Opened well.
Big cab. High tannic. Opened well.9.0
Glad we let it breathe for 2 hours.
Glad we let it breathe for 2 hours.9.0