Paoletti Estates Winery

2012 Malbec
Calistoga

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 211
Vintage

2012

Paoletti Estates Winery

Malbec
Calistoga

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • From 23-year-old vines
  • From the Calistoga AVA, which we feel is ideal for Malbec
  • Grapes for this wine were heavily thinned, coming in at just three tons per acre
  • Aged in our best barrels

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.94
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • 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

Gabriella Gazzano

Winemaker, Paoletti Estates Winery

Winemaker, Gabriella Gazzano

Gabriella Gazzano has been making wine in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties for the last 15 years. Born in San Franciso to Italian immigrant parents, she is continuing her family's heritage in agriculture and winemaking. She began her winemaking career in the cellar and vineyards becoming well versed in all facets of winemaking. Gabriella has a strong technical background in enology, viticulture and a B.S. in Chemistry which support her craft. She began her career at Fritz Winery in Sonoma County, starting at the same time as Helen Turley, who had been hired as the winery consultant. She followed Turley at Pahlmeyer in Napa where she was associate winemaker for four years. She became director of winemaking at Pezzi King Vineyards in Sonoma County and was promoted to vice president within the first year. She is currently developing her own label and is the consulting winemaker for Paoletti Estates Winery.

Country born: United States

Education: BS degree in Chemistry

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
To grow and produce fine wines that reflect the terroir and individuality of their vineyard sources. Viticultural practices promoting well-balanced vines that produce ripe concentrated fruit. Minimal intervention and gentle handling in the cellar.

Nos Caves Vin

2501 Wroxton
Houston  TX  77005
713-722-0181

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