New release: 2004 Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

by TrevR on May 5, 2008

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The team over at Palmaz Vineyards is out with it’s latest release–the 2004 Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon.

Here’s the breakdown:

The wine is 14.4% alcohol by volume and is made up of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. It was bottled in August 2006, following 22 months aging in 100% French Oak. Retail is $100 per 750ml bottle. In-house winemaker Tina Mitchell said of the 2004 harvest:

Despite early bud break, the vines had a long growing season with consistently warm weather, allowing the flavors and tannins to mature. The harvest was quick due to the high temperatures in the latter part of August and into September. Fruit quality was very good with the wines showing intense ripe fruit, good depth and mature tannins.

And finally, here’s what the winemakers tasting notes say:

Ripe concentrated fruit is the core of this estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon with layers of blackberry, cocoa and plum mingled with toast 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.

Read our earlier interview with Palmaz Vineyards and some of our prior coverage here.

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