Palmaz Vineyards

Single Favorite
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 49
Vintage: 2009

Palmaz Vineyards

Single Favorite

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


Our vineyards span over 1,000 feet in elevation with an extreme variety of terrain and weather. As a result, we farm harvest each section separately, and age separately. The Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet each year is a harmony of the whole estate. In 2009, there were 27 individual wine lots, each expressing a unique aspect of our location. For this auction, we have selected the single best location of Cabernet to bottle alone. Known in the vineyard as Ladera 1, this 2.05-acre parcel is one of the steepest slopes on the property. Over the last year, this barrel has been irresistible to the occasional visit by the family. Selected for its expansive palate and finesse this lot will most likely be a core component of our final blend.

Aging Process

18 months in oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.42
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Mia Klein

Winemaker, Palmaz Vineyards

Winemaker, Mia Klein

Mia Klein is one of America's most sought-after consulting winemakers. In addition to her work in the winery and vineyards at Palmaz, Mia has consulted with Araujo Estate, Spottswoode, Dalla Valle and Viader. Mia also produces Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet and Merlot under her own Selene label. Food & Wine named Mia "Winemaker of the Year" in 2003.

Country born: United States

Education: After receiving my degree in Enology from U.C. Davis, I worked my way up from the cellar to assistant winemaker and then to winemaker. I worked at Chappellet and Robert Pepi. I then left the world of regular employment and began consulting with Tony Soter. I've consulted for Spottswoode, Araujo, Viader and Dalla Valle. Not long after I began consulting, I started Selene Wines.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
Food & Wine Magazine- Winemaker of the Year 2003

Winemaking Philosophy:
I love making wine. From that first harvest, working the nightshift for Cathy Corison at Chappellet, I knew there was no doubt. Up to that point, I knew that having wine as a part of a meal with friends made that meal and that get-together something extra special, but until I worked in a cellar with grapes, wine, barrels, hoses, pumps, and other equipment, I didn't know how much I would love actually making wine.

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