Palmaz Vineyards

Slippery Slope
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 162


Palmaz Vineyards

Slippery Slope

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

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.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tina Mitchell

Winemaker, Palmaz Vineyards

Winemaker, Tina Mitchell

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
Andre Tchelistcheff

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
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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1440 E. Champlain Dr. #106
NE Corner Of Cedar & Shepherd
Fresno  CA  93720


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