Palmaz Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

$139.99

One of Napa Valley's top new Cabernets - rare new release from the spectacular 2014 vintage. 95 Points Brix26:  "The aromas of the 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. One of the best Cabs from the 2010 vintage we've tasted." 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. Henry Hagen produced wines that garnered many awards, including a silver medal at the Paris Exposition of 1889. During that era, Cedar Knoll was one of Napa’s premier wineries. The vineyards survived the Wine Country’s phylloxera infestation in the 1890s, but Prohibition was fatal. The winery fell into disrepair and the vineyards lay fallow for nearly eighty years. Today, the vineyards are burgeoning, the restored Hagen house is a family home again, and the winery has been reinvented.

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Ratings on Delectable

Aaron Means Delectable Pro

Red fruited beauty. I'm always taken aback by how this winery knows how to withhold over manipulating a wine. Very beautiful.

Red fruited beauty. I'm always taken aback by how this winery knows how to withhold over manipulating a wine. Very beautiful.

9.2

Jim Phillips Delectable Pro

Nice firm tannins and good flavors. A nice wine.

Nice firm tannins and good flavors. A nice wine.

9.1

Clive McNish

Been looking forward to this one. Initially tight and closed on the nose. Beautiful violet colour and comes to life after 2 hours in the decanter. Lots of depth and structure but not overly sweet like some extracted wines. Smooth with blackcurrant, cherry, lavender and marshmallow on the palate. Tannins are supporting the wine but are subtly integrated and allow the finish to be long and rich. I’m sure it’s going to get better and better as the evening progresses but at the moment it may be gone before the last rays of sun disappear on the horizon, highly recommended for now and the future.

Been looking forward to this one. Initially tight and closed on the nose. Beautiful violet colour and comes to life after 2 hours in the decanter. Lots of depth and structure but not overly sweet like some extracted wines. Smooth with blackcurrant, cherry, lavender and marshmallow on the palate. Tannins are supporting the wine but are subtly integrated and allow the finish to be long and rich. I’m sure it’s going to get better and better as the evening progresses but at the moment it may be gone before the last rays of sun disappear on the horizon, highly recommended for now and the future.

9.4

Sebastian Corriere

Birthday with Zoila at Rafinas

Birthday with Zoila at Rafinas

9.4

Laura Arnold

Wonder with Lamb. Low tannins, ready to drink immediately when opened. Full body, earthy finish, beautiful cab

Wonder with Lamb. Low tannins, ready to drink immediately when opened. Full body, earthy finish, beautiful cab

9.5

Nikki Vlasic

Enjoying this amazing wine while in Yosemite !

Enjoying this amazing wine while in Yosemite !

9.7

Mike Mayer

Elegant aromas of dark fruit and spice on the nose. A full bodied wine with excellent structure that should allow this to be aged for a long time. The fruit comes thru without going overboard. Lots of dark plums, blueberries, figs, and expresso with a very nice element of oak. The finish is fabulous with an elegant expression of spice (maybe cinnamon or nutmeg) and dark fruit. A really nice wine. We will be visiting the winery next Monday. I can’t wait!

Elegant aromas of dark fruit and spice on the nose. A full bodied wine with excellent structure that should allow this to be aged for a long time. The fruit comes thru without going overboard. Lots of dark plums, blueberries, figs, and expresso with a very nice element of oak. The finish is fabulous with an elegant expression of spice (maybe cinnamon or nutmeg) and dark fruit. A really nice wine. We will be visiting the winery next Monday. I can’t wait!

9.4

eagle_eye

Great tour and joined the Brasas Wine Society. Patiently waiting to open one of these beauties (Cabs) up after almost a year. Deep and dark. Fruit and pleasant iodine with a substantial mouth feel. The wine almost feels energetic. Can't wait to see how these age.

Great tour and joined the Brasas Wine Society. Patiently waiting to open one of these beauties (Cabs) up after almost a year. Deep and dark. Fruit and pleasant iodine with a substantial mouth feel. The wine almost feels energetic. Can't wait to see how these age.

9.4

Nikki Vlasic

Thanks, Dad, for this awesome bottle !!

Thanks, Dad, for this awesome bottle !!

9.8

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