Auction 24 | Lot No. 162
5 cases produced
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 338 on 420A rootstock, row direction 38 EoN
- Sourced from our steepest vineyard, hence the Slippery Slope
- Barrel aging in shade-aged French oak for rich, integrated tannins
- Produced with Palmaz signature gravity-flow and gravity-finished winemaking methods
This single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on the steepest slope in the vineyards facing east/north in the heart of Coombsville. All of us at Palmaz have slid down this slope a time or two when working in the vineyard. This “Slippery Slope” is a celebration of the finesse and structure of cooler climate Coombsville Cabernet. Crafted in the renown Palmaz gravity flow winery cave, this wine celebrates structure and agreeability with a lively mélange of fresh, dark berries.
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Palmaz Vineyards
My interest in wine developed while attending UC Davis as a premed student. I was introduced to wine when a friend from my hometown Ukiah opened a winery. I then took an Enology & Viticulture class & worked a harvest down in Paso Robles & knew I had found my career path. I worked another harvest at Rutherford Hill Winery and afterwards finished my last quarter at Davis and received my degree. I have since worked at Louis Martini, Niebaum Coppola & William Hill Winery. At Niebaum Coppola I was fortunate to work with the legendary Andre Tchelistchef for 6 years. Andre taught me the importance of being a "hands on" winemaker.
Country born: United States
Education: BS Viticulture UC Davis
Years in the wine industry: 30+ years
I believe that the wine is made in the vineyard. I am fortunate here at Palmaz to not only make the wine but to have complete control over the vineyard. I know all of our vineyard blocks intimately & make all the decisions from pruning, irrigating, managing the canopy, fruit thinning & harvesting. This gives me a unique perspective on what wine each individual block will yield and my goal as the winemaker is to insure that the terroir is expressed in each lot.
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