The nuanced aromas of fresh pomegranate and dry oak leaves deepen with overtones of new leather.
There are generous amounts of supple approachable tannins while the flavors integrate smoothly from attack to finish, promising great aging potential and development thru 2020.
Randy Dunn handcrafted this 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, the first wine release from the Palmaz family. Given how the harvest marked the revival of Henry Hagen’s winery and vineyard, Dunn and the Palmaz family aimed for a wine that offered balance and finesse in equal measure — a tribute to the past, and a signal of things to come.
This blend was chosen for its complimentary characteristics acheiving the balance and finesse for which we are looking. Our wine is created from 100% estate frown vineyards on the site of one of the oldest wine operations in the Napa Valeey. The 2001 harvest marks the rebirth of Henry Hagen's winery and vineyard established 120 years ago.
Bottled Dec. 17, 2003.
Ages 26 months in 50% new French oak.
This wine pairs beautifully with lean game meats such as venison and elk, and would also complement earthy flavors such as wild mushrooms and roasted garlic.