Auction 19 | Lot No. 170
5 cases produced
- Favorite barrel from our Tortuga Vineyard parcel
- This parcel is part of the historical steep slope vineyards
- Bacchus Clone Cabernet Sauvignon on notoriously low-yielding Riparia Glorie rootstock
- Aged in 100% new French oak, Taransaud and Boutes Grand Reserve barrels
Once again we have selected our single best vineyard lot on the estate for this exclusive bottling. Last November we blind tasted each of the 27 barrel lots produced in 2013 and selected “Tortuga” Cabernet Sauvignon as best single wine on the estate. This little 4.3 acre has proven to be one of the best locations of the vineyard over the years. Tortuga garnered it’s name from the distinct vineyard knoll which resembles the back of a tortoise shell. This barrel has been a favorite in the cellar and we hope that it will be yours as well.
- Single vineyard wine
- 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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Bryan TX 77802
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