2014 Palmaz Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage : 2014
Country : USA
Region : Napa Valley
Palmaz Vineyards’ winemaking takes place in a flawlessly engineered maze of tunnels and domes carved into rock at the base of Napa’s Mount George.
The winery is built into an 18-story cavern in the flank of Mount George, providing it with not only all the benefits of gravity-flow winemaking but also the natural temperature control of a cave. By eliminating mechanical pumps from the winemaking process, gravity-flow design minimizes the turbulence that damages wines’ molecular structure.
OAK: 92% New French Oak, Aged 21 months; BLEND: 98.96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.04% Cabernet Franc;ANALYTICS: 14.9% Alcohol; BOTTLING: July 2016
The 2014 vintage was a joy to farm and the resulting Cabernet just as joyful to drink. This vintage exhibits a unique exuberance upon release. The fresh aromas of red plum and currant are enlivened with luscious notes of praline and cocoa. The combination of these aromas evoke images of a warm inviting confectioner’s workshop enticing the child in you to step heedlessly in. Once inside, the intricate structure of this wine appeals to the experienced connoisseur delicately gliding across the palate with a precise and elegant finish