2013 Palazzo Cabernet Franc 750ml
Tasting Notes: "Another of the profound Cabernet Francs from Scott Palazzo, and to me, one of the two best he has made to date (the other being the 2007) is the 2013 Cabernet Franc. When I tasted it, it had only been in bottle about five weeks, but it was locked and loaded. Dense purple, with notes of forest floor, incense, violets, black cherries and black raspberries, some foresty notes are also present. The wine is full-bodied, opulent, with great acidity, vigor and delineation. This is a sensational example of Cabernet Franc and certainly one of the finest 100% Cabernet Franc cuvées money can buy from California. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.." - Robert Parker (97+ Points)
Winemaker's Notes: The new release of my PALAZZO 2013 Cabernet Franc is all these things … and more! Coming off of the much lauded 2012 World Class Vintage here in the Napa Valley … it was hard to believe ( and a little awkward at times to say ) that the follow-up 2013 Vintage just might be superior to that of the 2012 Vintage! At first, critics & friends thought we were just “stacking the deck” and over promoting the 2013 Vintage … but as the wines have developed and gained their nuance, depth and complexity in bottle … the popular consensus is … YES - in fact after a world rebound 2012 Vintage … Napa Valley followed it up with an even “Greater Vintage” in the 2013 wines!!! How lucky am I … to get to make wines in this amazing place know world wide - as the Napa Valley!!
Composition: 100% Cabernet Franc
Winemaker: Scott Palazzo
Production: 400 Cases
Optimal Drinking Window: 2017 - 2040