Auction 28 | Lot No. 128
Now IS The Time to Panek
5 cases produced
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Panek Vineyard in St. Helena
- Aging in French oak barrels for 20 months, bottled unfined and unfiltered
- Showcases signature traits of Panek Vineyard: rich, textural fruit depth, finely grained tannin
- Palate expresses densely packed notes of cocoa nib, cassis, plum compote and cedar
This wine showcases the signature traits of the Panek vineyard: rich, textural fruit depth and finely grained tannin, complemented by a pleasing uplift on the finish. An ideal mix of fine loamy soil interspersed with gravelly river rock set the stage for intriguing wines every vintage.
Deep color in the glass, showing off a purple-black core with a dark violet rim. Layered aromatic notes suggest blackberry reduction, melted baker’s chocolate, lavender and pine bough. The palate expresses densely packed notes of cocoa nib, cassis, plum compote and cedar. These decadent notes are framed by a medium tannin structure and complimentary acidity that will allow this wine to age well for nearly a decade.
Thomas Rivers Brown
Winemaker, Panek Vineyards
One of the most sensational talents in winemaking today, Thomas Rivers Brown was born in South Carolina but developed an interest in wine while attending the University of Virginia. Following his passions to the Napa Valley, Thomas began a career at Turley Cellars.
Under Thomas’ expert guidance, Panek fruit is harvested late in the season – by hand, at dawn – to preserve the full intensity and distinctive character. The grapes are processed with as little manipulation as possible. Grapes from each block within the vineyard are fermented separately so that our winemaking team can be very selective about the lots that comprise the final blend. Wines are neither fined nor filtered allowing for the full expression of the vintages’ potential.
Country born: USA
Years in the wine industry: years
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Panek Vineyards is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.
Panek Vineyards Contact: Brent Sloan
- Texas ( Impression California Wine Portfolio )