2014 Palazzo Reserve Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes: The Palazzo 2014 Cabernet Franc Reserve is a spectacular wine with floral tones of crushed violets & cassis, red & black cherries, and red raspberry fruit with just a hint of spice & chocolate. Rich & opulent on the palate with great acidity and soft supple tannins. Gorgeous red & black cherry fruit and ‘signature notes’ of dark chocolate, red raspberries & white pepper laced throughout. This wine drinks wonderfully right now, and will continue to develop nicely over the next 10 to 15 years.
Vintner Notes: Creative and energetic in his convictions, Scott came to the wine world with a vision formed by his Italian heritage and his artistic sensibility. At age 19, a 3-month trip abroad to Europes landed Scott in France. With his guitar on his back, Scott wandered into the small winemaking village of Saint Émilion (on the Right Bank of Bordeaux’s Gironde river) and quickly fell in love with the people, the land, and most of all, the wines. This experience shaped his palate and served as inspiration for the establishment of Palazzo Wine 20+ years later. In 2003, his search led him to the Carneros Appellation in Napa Valley. The cool, maritime climate and shallow clay soils of Carneros were ideal for achieving his goal to produce a wine with wonderful layers of rich fruit, balanced by elegant acidity, like those he’d grown to love while living & working in Bordeaux. Scott Palazzo’s wines have been accepted and embraced by some of the wine world’s most respected and influential restaurants, sommeliers, and critics from all over the United States.