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A brief history

PALMAZ VINEYARDS is a family-owned and -operated gravity-flow, gravity-finish winery and historic estate at the southern end of Napa Valley. The property has been cultivated since the advent of Napa Valley´s wine-and-spirits industry in the 1860s notably by Napa pioneer Henry Hagen, whose Cedar Knoll Vineyards, winery and distillery was there from 1881 to 1895.; The Palmaz family´s take on wine stems from their belief that science perfectly complements the traditions of viticulture and winemaking a conviction upheld with every bottle of world-class Palmaz wine. The estate comprises 610 sustainable acres; the vineyards 15 terroirs planted at three elevations: 400, 1,200 and 1,400 feet above sea level are spread over 64 acres of diverse terrain that yields complex wines.; The estate´s centerpiece is the Cave, an 18-story, 100,000-square-foot subterranean winery that required seven years to complete. There, the family combines the latest technology with time-honored craftsmanship to make, among much else, their signature Palmaz Cabernet Sauvignon.
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4029 Hagen Road
Napa Valley, California, United States


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Palmaz Vineyards Gaston Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Palmaz VineyardsGaston Cabernet Sauvignon

Gaston Cabernet Sauvignon is named for Amalia and Julio’s son, Christian Gastón, comes from the best lots of Cabernet on the vineyard, and is made and released only when the family feels that the wine will live up to its special designation. Generally this wine features a focused intensity along with a rich texture, with notes of cocoa and blackberries cradled in lush oak-driven aromas. Whatever the year, one constant remains: This wine represents the estate’s best.

Palmaz Vineyards Amalia Chardonnay Bottle Preview
Palmaz VineyardsAmalia Chardonnay

Palmaz Vineyards Louise Riesling Bottle Preview
Palmaz VineyardsLouise Riesling

Louise Riesling balances nicely between sweet, fruity and dry, thanks in large part to its low alcohol, high acidity and unique fermentation process. It is a welcome opener for dinner parties, perfect for hors d’oeuvres on the patio or as a first course in a formal dinner. Fermented almost dry with no barrel aging, the result is a crisp and refreshing limited-production wine. The later varietals in this series were named Louise in honor of Christian Gaston’s wife, Jessica Louise.

Palmaz Vineyards Palmaz Vineyards Rosé Bottle Preview
Palmaz VineyardsPalmaz Vineyards Rosé

Rosé is the portfolio's most recent addition. In 2012, Doug Mitchell (Palmaz's assistant winemaker, and our winemakers's son) crafted a test batch of Rosé that the family fell in love with. Ever since, we produce a small amount each year to share with friends. Equal parts refreshing and rich, this "cellar toy" is a delight when served on the patio at the height of summer.

Palmaz Vineyards Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Palmaz VineyardsPalmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is the estate’s focus, notable for its depth and complexity, with well-balanced tannins. These wines are enjoyable in their youth, but also age extremely well. Depending on the varietal blend, this wine features rich layers of dark fruit, spicy oak, chocolate and ripe berries, and rises to a full-bodied finish.

Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Brasas" Bottle Preview
Palmaz VineyardsCabernet Sauvignon "Brasas"

Brasas “is a blend made for the fire and the food,” describes consulting winemaker Mia Klein. Youthful, bright and juicy, with a rich concentration of tannins, this limited-production wine features Cabernet from our topmost elevation, and some Malbec in homage to the great wines of Argentina. Wines of this style are sought after by the gauchos (the riders of the Argentine grasslands) to strike a harmony with grilled steaks and Asados (Argentine barbecues).