Palmaz Vineyards

Cave Side
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 132
Vintage: 2011

Palmaz Vineyards

Cave Side

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


Each year for PNV we feature an outstanding single vineyard from our estate. With more than 1,100 feet of elevation change, and 32 individual vineyard locations on our Mt. George estate, there is plenty of variety and style to choose from. In 2011, our favorite vineyard lot was the Cave Hillside, named because this vineyard is located on the face of the cave. Planted in gravelly loam, it spans 132 feet of vertical height and has an extreme (32%) west-facing slope for plenty of afternoon sun exposure. We chose to create a single-vineyard Cabernet from Cave Side for its beautiful power and finesse.

Aging Process

18 Months in 100% New French Oak Barrels.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.79
  • 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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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Palmaz Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Cave Side 17
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