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Napa Valley “Right Bank” Bordeaux Style Wines

Hi from the Napa Valley –It is always exciting to get to release a new vintage of wine! All the hard work during harvest, the attention to detail throughout the two years at the winery during the aging process & actual making of the wine, through the bottling and labeling process, as well as having to wait for the wine to come out of �bottle shock� and settle into the original vision and goal for that vintage � All pays off when I finally get to release a new vintage of wine for people to enjoy!

I am proud to be announcing the release of my �5th Vintage� of PALAZZO 2009 Cabernet Franc! Since the first �exclusive bottling� of Palazzo 2005 Cabernet Franc for chef /owner, Thomas Keller and his famous restaurants the French Laundry in Napa Valley�Per Se in New York City�and Bouchon in Las Vegas�my PALAZZO Cabernet Franc has received tremendous success, and been enjoyed by both chefs & sommeliers at Top Restaurants across the country, as well as the broader wine loving public!

Thank you to everyone who supported me, and helped make my PALAZZO Cabernet Franc such a wonderful success! I am very fortunate and thankful that so many people have appreciated & enjoyed the �style� of my wines, and what I�m trying to make /create in the Napa Valley!

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The new vintage of PALAZZO 2009 Cabernet Franc is �delicate & aromatic� � and yet again another beautiful example of just how delicious Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley can be! The wine is showing wonderfully right now with �gorgeous floral tones� of crushed violets, lavender and red cherries laced throughout the nose. The PALAZZO 2009 Cabernet Franc is definitely the most feminine of all the PALAZZO Cabernet Francs made to date, and possesses a purity and focus that is claret in style and shows an �elegance & finesse� on the palate rarely seen in Napa Valley Cabernet Franc. The acidity & structure show a �purity & balance� � revealing crushed cherries, black currants & red raspberry fruit � with a spiciness and hint of earth & minerality. The mouth feel is rich & pure, with a lovely supple mid-palate texture � along with a wonderful, elegant finish!

For those of you who aren�t aware, the 2009 vintage was a difficult one that threw all of us in Napa Valley quite a curve ball. In fact, the 2009 growing season is on record as the coldest vintage ever recorded in Napa Valley! As a result, I was forced to drop tons of fruit (�green harvest�) in the vineyard mid-summer in an attempt to fully ripen the remaining fruit. Heartbreak! My work at harvest on the sorting table was also the most painstakingly selective process in the history of Palazzo Wine� and that�s saying a lot! By hand-harvesting and hand-sorting the precious clusters of Cabernet Franc I was able to create a wine I�m exceptionally proud of. However, please be aware that instead of reaching my goal of producing 600 cases to satisfy the demand of both my restaurant accounts across the country, as well as a growing legion of Palazzo Wine collectors, I ended up with 200 beautiful cases. This is why if you�d like to stock your cellar with this new vintage � and I wholeheartedly recommend you do! - I�m forced to impose a 6-bottle maximum allocation.

My love affair with the wines produced from the Bordeaux region of France began over 30 years ago. Particularly, wines from the small, family owned Chateau�s that dot the rolling hillsides of the beautiful �Right Bank� countryside of St. Emilion & Pomerol. It is from there, that my inspiration and passion for producing PALAZZO WINE continues to come.

Our goal at PALAZZO WINE is, and always will be, to produce beautiful wines of outstanding quality, with distinction and class! Wines that are both �powerful and elegant� � and pair well with a broad range of foods � reminiscent of the style and quality of wines that come from the wonderful �Right Bank� region of Bordeaux, Franc!

~ A votre sante! . . .  Scott Palazzo

 

 

 

Palazzo 2006 Cabernet Franc

Blend:
100% Cabernet Franc
30% New French Oak
Release Date:
October 1, 2011
Total Produced:
200 Cases - 750ml
100 Cases - 375ml
Price:
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