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What the Critics Are Saying About Palazzo Wines


Palazzo 2005 Napa Valley Red Wine

Robert Parker – Wine Advocate (93 points)
“This blend of 70% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon may be the finest wine to emerge from Scott Palazzo, who makes only 1,100 cases of an unfined/unfiltered, French-styled red. The sexy, Pomerol-styled 2005 exhibits aromas of chocolate, espresso roast, sweet cherries, and black currants. The fragrant bouquet is followed by a silky-textured, medium to full-bodied wine with lush, mocha-infused flavors that cascade over the palate. Drink this beauty now and over the next 10-12 years.”

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity - Honest!

Your opportunity to purchase a new Napa Valley "Cult" Bordeaux-Style Red equal to $150-plus/bottle super-wines in everything but price!

94 Points - Roots Cellar Review... This is a beautifully complex wine with amazing depth of color and body (I could convince you it was a Syrah in appearance alone), wonderful layers of rich fruit, a silky texture, soft tannins and a lush, weighty presence on the palate. Cool-climate Merlot makes up a significant percentage of the blend, giving the wine power, strength and beautiful layers of dark cherry and blackberry fruit. The Cab Franc adds brightness, acidity and a floral component while the Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure, tannin and dimension along with hints of smoke, cocoa, espresso bean and black licorice. The finish is super-clean and fruit driven. Given the southern Napa grape source, the Palazzo possesses ingrained long term age-ability and decanting is recommended. Open a bottle, pour it into a decanter and serve an hour or two later and you'll be rewarded with a CA-Pomerol hybrid with layers of complex flavors and textures.

I wouldn't have batted an eye if he told me the retail was $75-$100...

Is this the next Harlan Estate, Bryant Family or Screaming Eagle? I dunno...but the Palazzo has certainly lifted off on the right wing toward that lofty Eyre, yet the price remains relatively modest... The winery price of the Palazzo is $55/Bottle $660.00/Case. Given that the 2005 is only the 3rd release from Palazzo, it's a minimal gamble to suggest that this wine will appreciate if you're into such things

Roots Cellar – Napa Valley
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Palazzo 2005 Napa Valley Red Wine

“My wife and I had a bottle of your wine at Lewnes' Steak House in Annapolis last night. It was tremendous and tasted great with the excellent steaks we had. We shared it with several of our friends who are on the staff there -- so you have additional converts ... Keep up the great work!”

Jim & Valerie – Annapolis

“Scott, just wanted to drop you a thank you for stopping by last week to taste us on your awesome wine! Matter of fact, it made such an impression on myself and Todd, that we will be adding it to our wine list next week. It's just the type of wine the my wife and I love! It’s a ‘no brainer’ for our restaurant. We definitely appreciate you stopping by ... Thanks again for thinking of Morton's Steakhouse on your visit to Phoenix!”

Michael & Todd - Phoenix