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Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Cedar Knoll Vineyard Co 2004

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If you like Silver Oak�you'll LOVE this hand crafted gem. Same price as Silver Oak Napa but only 5% the production size! See tasting notes below. PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: Palmaz is the most impressive new winery built in Napa this decade. The facility is the equivalent of an 18 story sky scraper built entirely underground for 'gravity flow' winemaking. Winery founder Amelia Palmaz confessed if they attempted to re-coup their construction costs they would have to charge over $15,000 per bottle! Palmaz vineyards wins our vote for most likely to succeed, new "up and coming Cult" Cabernet. For two reasons: First, winemaker Mia Klein is one of America�s most sought-after consulting winemakers having worked with Araujo Estate, Spottswoode, Dalla Valle and Viader. Second, Palmaz has been highly anticipated since the Wine Spectator's Jim Laube featured them along with 'Cult' Cabernets Colgin and Harlan in his "Modern New Wineries" article in 2004. Laube praised the new Palmaz project then (just after their first harvest) comparing it to Vineyard 29. Good news for Friends of Porthos is this 2004 bottling is only the second release and, hence, remains relatively undiscovered by the critics so the price is a mere fraction of those other big name wines selling for $200 - $800 per bottle! TASTING NOTES: "A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance Merlot, this wine exhibits aromas of cassis, leather and mocha. An ULTRA velvety texture leads into a rich, dense, and juicy hand crafted wine with impressive balance to maintain an overall elegant experience. Concentrated layers of dark berries, plum, semi-sweet chocolate and a hint of confection on the memorable finish. Plush tannins and relatively low alcohol (14.5%) bode well for long term cellaring (if you can wait). Enjoy tonight, after decanting an hour, or anytime over the next 7 - 10 years, peaking around 2014. I plan to stock a few bottles in my personal cellar!" Hal Oates, Porthos.com

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Palmaz Vineyards:
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 Exposi... Read more
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. Read less

Member Reviews for Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Cedar Knoll Vineyard Co

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04/13/2009

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Diamond Series selection. 94 Points, Anthony Dias Blue – “The Palmaz wines are classic Napa Valley, with ripe, powerful fruit and great panache. Dark and concentrated, with lovely balance and structure; long, smooth-textured and supple with great depth and style.” 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast magazine – “Few Cabs on earth are riper than this, with its enormous flavors of black currants, cherry-pie filling, plum jam and chocolate that overwhelm the mouth with decadence. It’s modern in tannins, which are soft and finely ground, and opulent in smoky, spicy new oak. It is, in short, the very model of a Napa cult Cab.” First Place: Very Highly Recommended, California Grapevine. Winemaker Tasting Notes – Ripe concentrated fruit are the core of this estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon with layers of blackberry, cocoa and plum mingled with toasty oak. The rich flavors are balanced with ripe supple tannins adding elegance and complexity to the persistent finish. This wine has great potential and will continue to develop through 2014.


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09/09/2011

Cost $100


External Reviews for Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Cedar Knoll Vineyard Co

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesRipe concentrated fruit are the core of this estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon with layers of blackberry, cocoa and plum mingled with toasty oak. The rich flavors are balanced with ripe supple tannins adding elegance and complexity to the persistent finish. This wine has great potential and will continue to develop thru 2014. 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 and all other wine from Palmaz Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: AOC Fine Wines
01/12/2010

Ripe concentrated fruit are the core of this estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon with layers of blackberry cocoa and plum mingled with toasty oak. The rich flavors are balanced with ripe supple tannins adding elegance and complexity to the persistent finish. This wine has great potential and will continue to develop thru 2014.



If you like Silver Oak�you'll LOVE this hand crafted gem. Same price as Silver Oak Napa but only 5% the production size! See tasting notes below. PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: Palmaz is the most impressive new winery built in Napa this decade. The facility is the equivalent of an 18 story sky scraper built entirely underground for 'gravity flow' winemaking. Winery founder Amelia Palmaz confessed if they attempted to re-coup their construction costs they would have to charge over $15,000 per bottle! Palmaz vineyards wins our vote for most likely to succeed, new "up and coming Cult" Cabernet. For two reasons: First, winemaker Mia Klein is one of America�s most sought-after consulting winemakers having worked with Araujo Estate, Spottswoode, Dalla Valle and Viader. Second, Palmaz has been highly anticipated since the Wine Spectator's Jim Laube featured them along with 'Cult' Cabernets Colgin and Harlan in his "Modern New Wineries" article in 2004. Laube praised the new Palmaz project then (just after their first harvest) comparing it to Vineyard 29. Good news for Friends of Porthos is this 2004 bottling is only the second release and, hence, remains relatively undiscovered by the critics so the price is a mere fraction of those other big name wines selling for $200 - $800 per bottle! TASTING NOTES: "A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance Merlot, this wine exhibits aromas of cassis, leather and mocha. An ULTRA velvety texture leads into a rich, dense, and juicy hand crafted wine with impressive balance to maintain an overall elegant experience. Concentrated layers of dark berries, plum, semi-sweet chocolate and a hint of confection on the memorable finish. Plush tannins and relatively low alcohol (14.5%) bode well for long term cellaring (if you can wait). Enjoy tonight, after decanting an hour, or anytime over the next 7 - 10 years, peaking around 2014. I plan to stock a few bottles in my personal cellar!" Hal Oates, Porthos.com

Dietary Information: Organic


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